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Construction Output Increasing by 1.2% from January to June

Published: September 29, 2011; 09:59 · (Vindobona)

Austrian output of construction in the first half of the year: construction of buildings +6.8%, civil engineering -6.6%. Volume of orders grew by 4.1%.

Construction Output Increasing by 1.2% from January to June / Picture: © Vindobona.org

According to calculations by Statistics Austria, Austrian building construction and civil engineering companies produced a construction output value of € 6.1bn in the reporting period from January until June 2011; this corresponds to an increase of 1.2% compared to the previous year. Breaking production down into construction sectors, opposing trends can be observed (construction of buildings +6.8%; civil engineering -6.6%). Data from construction auxiliary trades is not taken into account.

At the end of June 2011, Austrian construction companies (not including construction auxiliary trades) had an order book totalling about € 7.0bn (+4.1% y. o. y.), according to calculations by Statistics Austria.

In civil engineering – which constitutes 56.1% or € 4.0bn of the overall volume of outstanding orders – orders increased by 17.3% compared to the previous year. In construction of buildings, orders decreased by 8.7% (€ 3.1bn in absolute terms or 43.4%) in comparison to 2010, mainly caused by restructuring of enterprises linked with changes of the main activity from construction of buildings to civil engineering.