Press release: 12.672-263/21
– The flash estimates for industry
and construction (ÖNACE B to F) by Statistics Austria for October 2021
show an increase of the turnover index (+13.9%), a moderate increase
of the index of persons employed (+1.4%) and a decrease of the index
of hours worked (-1.7%) compared to the same month of the previous year.
"Supply bottlenecks and shortages of raw materials
have somewhat slowed down the rapid economic upswing of Austria's industry
and construction in October 2021, affecting the construction sector
in particular. Nevertheless, turnover in October 2021 was 13.9% above
the same month last year and 11.1% above the pre-crisis level of October 2019,"
said Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
Considering the industrial and the construction sector
separately, the turnover index shows an increase in industry (+16.4%)
and a positive development in construction (+2.0%) compared to the same
month of the previous year. The index of hours worked decreased in industry
(-2.1%) as well as in construction (-0.9%). The index of persons employed
shows a slight rise in industry (+0.9%) and a positive development in
In the reporting period August 2021,
a total of 75 652 enterprises in the entire industry
and construction sector turned over €27.1 bn (+28.6%). These
figures coupled with an increasing employment (1 020 658 persons, +1.4%).
With €22.2 bn in nominal terms, industrial
turnover increased by 33.3% in August 2021 compared to the previous year's
month. The 39 331 Austrian construction
enterprises achieved a turnover of €4.9 bn in August 2021. This corresponds
to an increase of 10.7% in nominal terms compared to the period of the
In the reporting period January
to August 2021, turnover increased by 22.5% compared to the same
month of the previous year and amounted to €215.3 bn.
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