House Price Index rose by 10.7% in the first half 2021


In the first half of 2021, the House Price Index (HPI 2010) rose by 10.7% to an index level of 192.37 points (Q1: +9,7%, Q2: +11.7%). Prices of new dwellings rose by 4.3% while those of existing dwellings were 13.1% higher than in the first half of 2020. The index is based on the purchases of new and existing houses and apartments by private households. The actual transaction prices are recorded and evaluated quarterly.


Number of holiday trips declined in the first half of 2021 despite upturn in the second quarter


The number of holiday trips with at least one overnight stay (including visiting family and friends) of the Austrian resident population (older than 15 years) decreased in the first half of 2021 by 14.4% to 4.41 million compared with the first half of 2020. Compared to pre-crisis level (first half of 2019: 9.76 million), the volume of holiday trips in the first half of 2021 is 54.8% lower.


Less but larger agricultural and forestry holdings, more organic farms


In 2020, there were 155 900 agricultural and forestry holdings in Austria. Overall, the structural change in domestic agriculture has continued over the past ten years: The number of agricultural and forestry holdings fell by 17 400 or 10% compared to 2010, and the trend towards larger holdings continued. 86 700 farms or 56% also kept livestock in 2020, compared to 63% in 2010. Around 20% of the farms are organic ones, ten years ago the proportion was 14%.



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