According to preliminary results, the number of deaths was at a slightly elevated level during the second half of June; particularly in the 25th calendar week (from 21 to 27 June 2021), when 1 648 persons died in Austria. This was 15.1% higher than the average number of deaths in calendar week 25 of the five previous years, 2016 to 2020. In each of the three subsequent calendar weeks, the number of weekly deaths fell again below 1 500 per week, much closer to the average of the previous five years. In the calendar week 27 (from 5 to 11 July 2021), the number of deaths was even slightly lower than the five-year average.
Turnover in industry and construction for June 2021 significantly above pre-crisis level; strong increase in transport volume on the road in the second quarter of 2021
The flash estimates for industry and construction (ÖNACE B to F) for June 2021 show an increase of the turnover index (+29.8%), a moderate increase of the index of persons employed (+1.3%) and an increase of the index of hours worked (+12.7%) compared to the same month of the previous year.
48 people died in road traffic accidents in Austria in the first quarter of 2021, and 6 064 others were injured. This means that the number of people killed or injured in road traffic accidents was lower than in any other first quarter in the past 30 years. 959 casualties in the first quarter of 2021 were due to accidents involving a truck. This corresponds to 16% of all casualties. In the previous years, the share was 12% to 13%.
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