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Results of the Services and Transport Survey 2018

According to the results of the Services and Transport Survey, the tertiary sector of the economy registered in 2018 a positive growth rate compared to 2017.

In particular, production value showed an increase of 6,8 percent in transportation and storage (sector H), 6,6 percent in accommodation and food service activities (sector I), 8,8 percent in information and communication (sector J), 16,3 percent in real estate activities (sector L), 10,4 percent in professional, scientific and technical activities (sector M) and 16,9 percent in administrative and support service activities (sector N).

Similarly, value added at current prices also recorded a rise. An increase of 6,6 percent to EUR823,8 million was observed in transportation and storage, 5,6 percent to EUR1.280,3 million in accommodation and food service activities, 6,5 percent to EUR1.183,9 million in information and communication, 16,7 percent to EUR117,2 million in real estate activities, 9,7 percent to EUR1.242,6 million in professional, scientific and technical activities and 14,7 percent to EUR342,3 million in administrative and support service activities.

Furthermore, the number of persons engaged also exhibited an increase. Employment in transportation and storage reached 19,374 persons recording an increase of six percent, in accommodation and food service activities 48,462 (+9 percent), in information and communication 12,097 (+14,3 percent), in real estate activities 2,561 (+15,5 percent), in professional, scientific and technical activities 29,401 (+9,8 percent) and in administrative and support service activities 12,977 persons (+10,4 percent).