Construction works soar 43% since January in Spain

The number of works in Spain grew at a rate of 42.6% in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year, since the pandemic began to subside in intensity and the projects have gradually resumed.

According to the data consulted by Europa Press and collected by Nalanda, portal that lists contractors and subcontractors, the number of works started from January to June 2021 amounted to 8,889, compared to 6,235 works in the same period of 2020.

“In the second semester of 2020, and after the lifting of the state of alarm, an increase in the number of works offered has already begun to be seen; this trend has been confirmed in this first semester with growth percentages in the most of the autonomous communities“, says the Marketing Director of Nalanda, Ricardo Muriel.

Constructions with a value greater than more than 50 million euros doubled, after going from 3 works last year to 6 this year, while minor works, that is, less than 500,000 euros, grew 42.9%.

The only autonomous community in which construction fell back in this period was Cantabria, where only 115 works were started, 3.4% less. On the contrary, Extremadura shot them by 226%, up to 280, and Castilla-La Mancha by 145.5%, up to 378 works.

Murcia and Navarra also registered increases of over 100%. Specifically, the Murcian Community student 133%, to 299, and the Foral registered an increase of 101%, to a total of 123 operations.

However, the regions that tend to monopolize the most activity all experienced growth below the national average. It is the case of Madrid, where they only increased by 7.8% (870); Andalusia, which registered an increase of 35.7% (1,367), and Catalonia, 36.3% (1,636).

Regarding the workforce, while the average number of workers per work was 297 before the pandemicNow, in the period between January and June 2021, this indicator is 431 workers on average for each project, 45% more. In turn, the average number of workers per subcontractor went from 11 to almost 20, practically double.

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