In line with the European trend, the pandemic also affected the Austrian construction industry. After the landslide declines
in the spring of 2020, the situation stabilised visibly, and many sectors were able to return to pre-crisis levels as early
as the summer of 2020. After the turn of the year, momentum in construction picked up significantly in March 2021, and despite
renewed lockdowns in many sectors of the economy, construction was able to continue its recovery path relatively unhindered.
Total construction is expected to grow by 3.5 percent in 2021 in Austria, with the best outlook non-residential construction
– however this must be seen as a counter-reaction to the crisis, as this was also the sector where the biggest losses were
recorded in 2020.