Construction output in Czechia decreased by 4.6% in April 2020

In April 2020, the construction output in Czechia decreased by 4.6%, year-on-year (y-o-y), in real terms, latest CZSO data show.

The seasonally adjusted construction output decreased by 1.9%, month-on-month (m-o-m). The planning and building control authorities granted by 4.9% less building permits, y-o-y.

The approximate value of permitted constructions decreased by 0.6%, y-o-y. The number of started dwellings increased by 1.5%, y-o-y. The number of completed dwellings decreased by 32.5%, y-o-y.

In April 2020, the construction output decreased by 1.9%, m-o-m, in real terms. In the year-on-year comparison, it decreased by 4.6%.

Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the production in building construction decreased by 10.5% contribution. The production of civil engineering construction increased by 13.5%, y-o-y.

The average registered number of employees in construction decreased by 1.9%, y-o-y, in April 2020. Their average gross monthly nominal wage increased by 2.3%, y-o-y, in April 2020.

In April 2020, the planning and building control authorities granted 7 012 building permits; it was 4.9% down, y-o-y. The approximate value of the permitted constructions was CZK 34.6 billion and compared to the corresponding period of 2019 it decreased by 0.6%. 

Number of dwellings started increased by 1.5%

The number of dwellings started increased in April 2020 by 1.5%, y-o-y, and reached the number of 3.386 dwellings. The number of dwellings started in family houses increased by 6.3%.

The number of dwellings started in multi-dwelling buildings increased by 5.4%. A decrease in the number of dwellings started occurred in other categories, mainly in modifications to existing family houses and multi-dwelling buildings.

The number of completed dwellings decreased by 32.5%, y-o-y, in April 2020 and amounted to 1 837 dwellings.

The number of completed dwellings in family houses decreased by 30.2%; the number of completed dwellings in multi-dwelling buildings decreased by 43.4%.

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