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Construction production in March 2023

Last update: 11.05.2023
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Publisher: Statistical Office of the SR
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Construction
Publish Date: 11.05.2023

Construction production ended in March with a double-digit decline, only construction works abroad rose slightly

In March, after two months of significant growth, the construction in Slovakia dropped by as much as a tenth. All components of inland construction production contributed to the negative result. The growth was maintained only by the construction activity carried out abroad.

In March 2023 compared with March 2022, construction output1) reached EUR 481.9 million, it decreased by 10.1%2), which was the highest year-on-year decrease in the last two years. After seasonal adjustment, construction output3) was lower by 10.4% compared to the previous month.

The production realized by domestic companies, which made up 90% of the total performance of the construction industry, dropped by up to 11.3% compared to March 2022. A decrease was registered not only by new construction4) by 5.4%, but also construction works on repairs and maintenance, which were lower by more than 20% year-on-year. Other works, representing the smallest share in production, dropped by almost a third.

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Works on civil engineering constructions, which also include the construction of highways, slowed down by 10.7% year-on-year, and the construction on buildings also decreased by 9%.

Works abroad did not contribute to the decline of construction production in March 2023, only maintained a moderate growth of 2.2%, similarly as in February. Their share in the total production was only 10%.

In the first quarter of 2023, construction production reached a volume of EUR 1.3 billion and increased by 2.8% year-on-year. The volume of domestic construction work increased by 3.5%, while inland new construction4) was higher by almost 9% year-on-year, but repairs and maintenance decreased by 5%. Abroad production was lower by 3.7% than in the first three months of last year.

Outputs on the topic of construction production:

Extended monthly data in a more detailed structure on the subject of construction production are available in section 4. Industry statistics/4.3.1 Construction production and sales. They contain all the data from the publication Construction production, employees and wages in construction companies of the Slovak Republic, the publication of which has been stopped since September 2022.

Year-round data on the development of the construction industry are in the DATAcube database. in chapter 4.3-Construction and also in the publication Yearbook of Construction in SR 2022, which can be found in the Catalogue of publications.

The Statistical Office of the SR releases the chart „Structure of the construction production in 2022", which illustratively presents the structure of the sectoral production (Section F SK NACE) for the last calendar day. The chart is compiled from preliminary monthly data for 12 months of year 2022. and will be updated after publication of definitive data for 2022 in August 2022.

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