According to preliminary results, a total of 90 517 people died in 2020, 8.6% or 7 131 more than in the previous year. As part of the population forecast prepared by Statistics Austria in fall 2019 – before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – a total of 85 075 deaths were projected for 2020. This number has been exceeded by 5 442 deaths, or 6.4%. As expected, these additional deaths were caused by COVID-19. A total of 6 477 persons died due to COVID-19, thus one in 14 deaths (7.2%) in 2020 can be attributed to this cause of death.
Current tourism winter season 2020/21: closures of accommodation establishments led to a decrease in nights spent of 92.3% to 2.6 million
In the first half of the current winter season (November 2020 to January 2021), 2.61 million nights spent were registered, 31.39 million fewer than in the same period of the previous year, as preliminary results show. The number of arrivals also dropped in the corresponding period by 94.8% to 0.52 million.
The industrial producer price index, IPPI 2015, reached 102.3 points in January 2021, representing a price decrease of 0.3% compared to January 2020. In December and November 2020, the annual rates of change had been ‑1.0% and ‑1.4%. Therefore, the price decline for industrial products slowed down further in January 2021. Compared to December 2020, the industrial producer price index increased significantly by 0.9%.
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