Prague - Czech construction output dropped by 8.3 percent year on year in 2013, continuing the fall from the previous years, but in December it grew by 1.4 percent, the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) announced today.
Stavba silnice, oprava silnice, dálnice, oprava D1, geodet, vyměřování - ilustrační foto. ČTK Pavlíček Luboš
In 2013, production in building construction decreased by 8.1 percent year on year and production of civil engineering dropped by 8.8 percent.
Compared to the year 2008, the year of boom, construction output sank by 25.1 percent in 2013.
The number of building permits granted last year dropped by 13.2 percent yr/yr; planning and building control authorities granted 84,864 building permits.
The approximate value of constructions permitted in 2013 accounted for Kc257.7bn and decreased by 19.1 percent compared to 2012.
The number of dwellings started in 2013 dropped by 7.3 percent yr/yr to 22,108 dwellings. The number of dwellings started in multi-dwelling buildings increased by 20.8 percent, and in family houses it declined by 13.3 percent.
The number of completed dwellings in 2013 declined by 14.3 percent yr/yr to 25,246 dwellings. The number of completed dwellings in multi-dwelling buildings dropped by 14.7 percent yr/yr and the number of completed dwellings in family houses fell by 11.3 percent.
The average registered number of employees in construction enterprises with 50+ employees fell by 8.1 percent yr/yr in 2013. Their average monthly nominal wage decreased by 3.2 percent yr/yr to Kc29,042.
The number of building orders of construction enterprises with 50+ employees decreased by 0.8 percent yr/yr; the enterprises received and signed 40,478 orders in the Czech Republic. The total value of the orders fell by 2.6 percent to Kc145.2bn.
Of the amount, building construction orders were for Kc63.9bn (drop by 18.1 percent) and civil engineering orders for Kc81.3bn (growth by 14.3 percent).
At the end of 2013, construction enterprises with 50+ employees had 9,400 orders contracted (growth by 1.4 percent) and these orders represented the inventory of still not implemented construction work of the total value of Kc132.4bn (drop by 5.7 percent).