Robust turnover increase for construction sector in first half of 2006

12/09/2006 14:00

In the first six months of 2006, turnover in construction by 7.5 percent, relative to the same period last year.

Turnover construction sector, 2006

Turnover construction sector, 2006

Considerable turnover increase in residential and non-residential building

Residential and non-residential building is the largest sector in construction. In the first half of 2006, turnover in this sector was almost 9 percent up on the same period one year previously and above the average turnover increase in construction.
The highest turnover increase of the first quarter by 12 percent was recorded in residential and non-residential building. Turnover increase in the second quarter was more than 6 percent.
Turnover in residential and non-residential building was mainly due to an increase in the number of houses and other buildings (8 percent). Building costs increased by 1 percent, the amount of productive hours, on the other hand, decreased by 1 percent.

Turnover civil engineering companies 7 percent up

Civil engineering companies had a 7 percent higher turnover in the first six months of 2006 than in the same period last year. In the first quarter of 2006, turnover grew by 6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2005 and in the second quarter turnover was 8 percent higher.

Construction employs large number of people

In 2004, turnover in construction totalled 65 billion euro. Residential and non-residential building accounted for almost half of total construction turnover. Turnover of civil engineering companies accounted for approximately one fifth of total turnover in the construction sector.
The construction sector employs a large number of people. In 2005, construction employed 463 thousand people, i.e. 6 percent of total employment in the Netherlands.

Distribution turnover in construction, 2004

Distribution turnover in construction, 2004

Ron Duijkers, Rian van Gulijk and Wilco de Jong