Press release: 12.293-133/20

Flash estimates for June 2020: further declines in industry, recovery in construction

Vienna, 2020-07-30 – The flash estimates of Statistics Austria for industry and construction (ÖNACE B–F) for June 2020 show a decline in the turnover index (-8.4%), the index of persons employed (-0.3%) and the index of hours worked (-2.0%) compared to the same month of the previous year. If the industrial sector is considered separately from construction, the industrial turnover index shows a significant decline (-10.2%), while construction shows a positive development (+1.1%). This is also reflected in the volume of work (industry -3.0%; construction +1.1%). While industry still shows a minus of 1.1% in the employment index, construction records a plus of 2.4%.

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