The total price-adjusted value of orders received by building construction, civil and underground engineering enterprises in Germany increased 13.8% in May 2011 from the same month of the previous year . While demand in building construction increased 28.1%, the increase in civil and underground engineering was only 0.5%.
The number of employees amounted to 717,000 at the end of May 2011. That was a decrease of 5,600, or -0.8%, compared with May 2010.
The figures have been compiled by the federal statistical office, Destatis.