In the tourism year 2020/21 1.14 million beds in around 67 000 accommodation establishments were available in Austria. Compared to 2019/20, the number of beds decreased slightly by 0.4%. The number of establishments declined somewhat more significantly by ‑1.3%.
The average annual inflation rate of consumer prices (CPI 2020) amounted to +2.8% in 2021. This was about twice as high as in the two years before (2020: +1.4%, +1.5%) and noticeably above 2018 (+2.0%) and 2017 (+2.1%). Sharply increased fuel prices exerted upward pressure on inflation dynamics in 2021, while 2020 had seen a strong decline in fuel prices. For this reason, expenditures for transport (+6.6% compared to 2020) proved to be the most important price driver. Expenditures for housing, water and energy (+3.6% compared to 2020) ranked second. During the course of 2021, inflation ranged between +0.8% and +4.3%.
According to preliminary results, a total of 1 726 persons died in the first calendar week of 2022 (3 to 9 January 2022), which is 127 fewer than in the previous week.
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