Production, orders and turnover statistics of the secondary sector in the 3rd quarter 2021 Secondary sector production continued to rise in 3rd quarter 2021
Secondary sector with higher production and turnover increases in 4th quarter 2021 and in 2021 as a whole
18.11.2021 - Secondary sector production rose by 7.3% in the 3rd quarter 2021 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Turnover rose by 8.8%. The increase has thus continued since the 1st quarter 2021. This is shown by provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
In comparison with the previous year, industrial production grew in July by 10.3%, in August by 8.7%, and in September by 6.5%. For the whole of the 3rd quarter 2021 production increased by 8.3% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier.
Construction production increased by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter 2021 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Production rose by 2.2% in building, civil engineering in contrast registered a decline (–6.1%). Lastly, specialised construction activities registered an increase of 4.0% in their production.
Turnover of 10% in industry
Industrial turnover in July rose by 12.1% in comparison with the previous year, in August (+10.6%) and in September (+7.9%). For the whole of the 3rd quarter 2021 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier, turnover registered an increase of 10.0%.
Construction turnover rose by 4.1% in the 3rd quarter 2021 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Turnover rose by 4.6% in building, Civil engineering registered a decline of 5.2%, specialised construction activities an increase of 4.9%.
Comparison with pre-pandemic period
If the results of the indices are compared with the results of the 3rd quarter 2019, i.e. the last comparable period prior to the outbreak of the pandemic, different rates of change emerge: The two-year comparison shows a 3.4% increase in production in industry when the 3rd quarter 2021 is compared with the 3rd quarter 2019 (turnover: +1.9%). A similar comparison in the construction industry shows a rise of 3.4% (turnover: +4.8%), and in the secondary sector an increase in production of 3.5% (turnover: +2.5%).