The construction cost index (new base 2020) for construction of residential buildings reached 107.0 index points in April 2021. This represents an increase of 7.5% against April 2020. Compared to March 2021, the index increased by 1.8%.
According to preliminary results, 1 687 people died in Austria in calendar week 17 (from 26 April to 2 May 2021), which is approximately the same number of people as in the two preceding weeks (1 689 in calendar week 16; 1 683 in calendar week 15). The number of deaths is currently 14.1% above the five-year average (2016–2020) for calendar week 17.
Fewer deaths and injuries in road accidents in 2020; inappropriate speed number one cause of fatal accidents
Due to the lower traffic volume during the corona-related lockdowns from March to May and in November and December 2020, road traffic accidents with personal injury in Austria decreased significantly: 38 074 people were injured or killed in road traffic accidents in 2020. This represents a decrease of 16% or 7 482 people compared to 2019 (45 556).
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