A total of 37 953 new motor vehicles were registered in July 2020, 13.2% less than in July of the previous year. The number of new registrations of passenger cars (24 784 vehicles) fell by 21.1% compared to July 2019. Passenger cars accounted for 65.3% of all new motor vehicle registrations.
The construction output price index for the entire building construction and civil engineering sector (base year 2015) reached 112.3 index points in the second quarter of 2020, according to calculations by Statistics Austria. This represents a growth of 2.6% over the second quarter of 2019. In comparison to the first quarter of 2020, the construction output price index increased by 0.7%.
The lockdown in Austria and numerous other countries due to COVID-19 was reflected in the Austrian International Trade in Goods Statistics (ITGS) with sharp falls in both trade flows in May (imports: ‑24.8%, exports: ‑25.5%). In the period January to May 2020, total imports amounted to €58.08 bn and total exports added up to €57.00 bn, according to preliminary results. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, Austrian imports decreased by 14.3% and Austrian exports declined by 12.9%. The global ITGS balance showed a deficit of €1.08 bn.
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