Salaries increased the first half of 2015

AVERAGE salaries increased in the vast majority of sectors during the first half of 2015, the TASR newswire learnt from the Statistics Office on August 11.

(Source: Sme)

Nominal average salaries in the first half of 2015 increased most markedly year-on-year in accommodation (by 4.7 percent to €623 per month), in the sale and repair of motor vehicles (by 3.7 percent to €845), in transport and warehousing (by 3.7 percent to €791) and in restaurants and pubs (by 2.7 percent to €375). Salaries also increased in construction (by 2.4 percent to €595), in industry (by 2.3 percent to €937), in retail (by 2.2 percent to €591), in selected market services (by 0.3 percent to €806) and in information and communications activities (by 0.1 percent to €1,752). Salaries fell in wholesale - by 1.5 percent to €808.

Average real salaries over the first six months of the year increased most rapidly year-on-year in accommodation (by 5 percent), in the sale and repair of motor vehicles and in transport and warehousing (both by 4 percent), in restaurants and pubs (by 3 percent), in construction (2.7 percent), in industry (2.6 percent), in retail (by 2.5 percent), in selected market services (by 0.6 percent) and in information and communications activities (by 0.4 percent). They fell only in wholesale - by 1.2 percent.

Meanwhile, the average nominal salary in June increased by 6.1 percent on the year in construction (to €628), by 5 percent in transport and warehousing (to €839), by 4.2 percent in the sale and repair of motor vehicles (€864), by 4 percent in retail (€597), by 3.7 percent in industry (€974) and by 3.3 percent in information and communications activities (€1,728).

They also increased in restaurants and pubs (by 2.7 percent to €378) and in selected market services (by 1.8 percent to €821), but fell in wholesale (by 1.8 percent to €822) and in accommodation (by 0.3 percent to €622).

Average real salaries increased on an annual basis in June in construction (by 6.2 percent), in transport and warehousing (by 5.1 percent), in the sale and repair of motor vehicles (by 4.3 percent), in retail (by 4.1 percent), in industry (by 3.8 percent), in information and communications activities (by 3.4 percent), in restaurants and pubs (by 2.8 percent) and in selected market services (by 1.9 percent). Conversely, real salaries dropped in wholesale (by 1.7 percent) and in accommodation (by 0.2 percent).

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