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Construction production in October 2019

Construction production in October 2019

Last update: 10.12.2019
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Construction
Publish Date: 10.12.2019

In October 2019, construction output decreased again, year-on-year, by 2,4 % to EUR 621,6 million, after the growth in the previous month. After seasonal adjustment, it decreased by 2,3 %, compared with September 2019.

In October 2019, output realized by domestic construction companies amounted to EUR 581,2 million. Compared with October 2018, it decreased by 4,3 %, mainly due to a decrease of works in new construction, renewals and enhancements by 8,7 %. The volume of construction works in repairs and maintenance was higher by 1,6 %. In the structure of the domestic output, new construction represented 69,9 % (by 3,3 p.p. less than in October 2018), the share of repair and maintenance works comprised 26,6 %. In terms of output specification, the volume of civil engineering works dropped by 10,5 % and on buildings by 0,2 %. As part of the domestic output, works on buildings represented 62,7 %, civil engineering accounted for 37,3 %.

Output carried out by non-domestic construction companies remained favourable, in October 2019, it rose by 37,4 %, year-on-year and it represented 6,5 % of the total output volume.

On average, over the first ten months of 2019 compared with the corresponding period of 2018, construction output dropped by 2,3 % and reached the volume of EUR 4 707,6 million. Domestic output decreased by 3,5 %, year-on-year, to EUR 4 419,5 million. Works on new construction, renewals and enhancements decreased by 6,1 % to EUR 3 136,1 million and construction works on repairs and maintenance by 0,5 % to EUR 1 148,6 million. In the structure of the domestic output, the share of new construction, renewals and enhancements decreased by 1,9 p.p. to 71 %, the share of repairs and maintenance works rose by 26 %. Non-domestic output increased by 22,6 %.

Note: preliminary data; construction production includes volume of works realized by own employees; including estimation of production for self-employed persons and construction establishments of non-construction enterprises; absolute data are at current prices, indices are calculated from constant prices (average prices of 2015).  In October 2019, the number of working days was coincident compared with the corresponding period in 2018 and also from the beginning of the year.
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