The working-day adjusted production index for industries and construction (ÖNACE 2008 B–F) decreased by 3.3% in August 2020 against August of the previous year. Compared to July 2020, it declined by 0.6% (seasonally adjusted).
One in three road deaths in the first half of 2020 due to inappropriate speed; more cyclists involved in accidents
In the first half of 2020, inappropriate speed killed 55 people and was the number one cause of fatal road accidents in Austria. Although in the first half of 2020 fewer people died in road traffic accidents than in the same period in 2019, seven more people died as a result of inappropriate speed than in the first half of 2019. In previous years, inattention or distraction was the most frequent cause of fatal road accidents.
In the first 41 calendar weeks of 2020 (up to October 11), 65 633 people died in Austria according to preliminary results. The number of deaths was 2.9% above the average for the same period from 2015 to 2019. The increase in deaths affected men (+5.3%) more than women (+0.8%). Compared to the weekly average for the years 2015 to 2019, there were more deaths in 2020 than in previous years, especially during the first half of April (14th and 15th calendar week). Also in mid-September (37th and 38th calendar week), the number of deaths was slightly above the range of the past five years.
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