The number of construction companies registered in the last month has increased to 13.8%, the best figure in the last eight years, according to the Industrial Construction Observatory. The management and the sector trade unions point out that this good figure reassures the tractor effect and the creation of jobs in the construction sector.
The number of companies with employees from the construction sector registered with the National Security System has increased to 13.9 % last month, 16,208 more companies have been registered in the last year. This is the best figure in the last eight years, as the Industrial Construction Observatory assures.
For the previous month, the number of registered construction companies has reached 2.1% (2,696 more companies), and companies from this sector represent 10.4% from the total of registered companies with the Social Security. Yesterday, Monday, 10th of May, the data from the number of companies with construction employees registered with the National Security System corresponding to April was published. It was collected by the Industrial Construction Observatory, a tool for the analysis of the sector by the Labour Foundation.
The main representatives from the management and the construction trade unions, the President of the National Construction Confederation (CNC, the abbreviation in Spanish), Pedro Fernández Alén, the General Secretary of the Spanish Trade Union “Comisiones Obreras” (CCOO, the abbreviation in Spanish) for Construction and Services, Vicente Sánchez Jiménez and the General Secretary of the General Trade Union for Industry, Construction and Agriculture (UGT FICA, the abbreviation in Spanish), Pedro Hojas Cancho, have celebrated this data and have pointed out “that this good figure assures the tractor effect and the creation of jobs in the construction sector”.
“The economic recovery of Spain means to gamble on construction as one of the main economy engines”, added the social agents. By the company size, we must highlight the increase in all the levels except for the one from 250 to 499 employees, that has decreased to 6.1% in the interannual rate.
By the company size, we must highlight the increase in all the levels except for the one from 250 to 499 employees, that has decreased to 6.1% in the interannual rate. Companies registered with the Social Security. The total interannual variation number of the sector is 133,800 13.8%; From 1 to 2 employees 67,714 11,1% From 6 to 9 employees 15,212 17,7%; From 10 to 49 employees 17,256 17,3%; From 50 to 249 employees 1,697 17,8% From 250 to 499 employees 62 -6,1%; 500 or more employees 50 2,0%.
By autonomous communities, all the communities show interannual growth rates in April. The highest growth rates are from Extremadura (29.1%), Andalucía (25.6%), Castilla-La Mancha (22.0%) and Canary (15.3%). %). In absolute terms, the communities with the largest volume of construction companies are: Catalonia with 23,708 companies, Andalucía with 21,864, the community of Madrid with 18,896 and the Valencian Community with 15,454.
The rest of data, by autonomous communities, can be checked in the barometer of the Observatory webpage: http://www.observatoriodelaconstruccion.com/barometro/empresas-seguridad-social
In the economy as a whole, the number of companies increased to 4,2% in year-on-year terms. The construction sector (+13,8%) leads the list of sectors with the largest growth rates, followed by the Service sector (+3.7%) and Industry (+2.4). In the agricultural sector the number of companies decreases with an interannual rate of -0.4%.