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Construction production in September 2019

Construction production in September 2019

Last update: 11.11.2019
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Industry
Publish Date: 11.11.2019

In September 2019, construction output increased again after the three-month decrease. Compared with September 2018, it increased by 2,5 % and output reached the volume of EUR 614,6 million. After seasonal adjustment, it was higher by 6,2 %, compared with August 2019.

In September 2019, output realized by domestic construction companies increased by 0,4 %, and amounted to EUR 572,8 million. The growth was affected mostly by a higher volume of works in repairs and maintenance by 0,3 %, works in new construction, renewals and enhancements remained at the level of the previous month. In the structure of the domestic output, new construction represented 71,8 % (by 0,3 p.p. less than in September 2018), the share of repair and maintenance works comprised 25,7 %. In terms of output specification, construction on building rose by 10,7 %, contrastly, the volume of civil engineering works dropped by 14,9 %. As part of the domestic output, works on buildings represented 66 %, civil engineering accounted for 34 %.

Output carried out by non-domestic construction companies developed favourably, in September 2019, it rose by 42,1 %, year-on-year and it represented 6,8 % of the total output volume.

On average, over the first nine months of 2019 compared with the corresponding period of 2018, construction output dropped by 2,3 % and reached the volume of EUR 4 085,9 million. Domestic output decreased by 3,5 %, year-on-year, to EUR 3 838,3 million. Works on new construction, renewals and enhancements decreased by 5,7 % to EUR 2 730,1 million. The volume of works in repairs and maintenance decreased, year-on-year, by 0,9 % and amounted to EUR 994 million. In the structure of the domestic output, the share of new construction, renewals and enhancements decreased by 1,7 p.p. to 71,1 %, the share of repairs and maintenance works represented 25,9 %. Non-domestic output increased by 20,4 %.


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 September 2019, the number of working days was higher by one day compared with the corresponding period in 2018 and it was coincident from the beginning of the year.

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