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Austrian Foreign Trade News and Analysis

Austrian Economy Grows Slowly

After a period of stagnation, the Austrian economy showed a small growth rate of 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012.

May 15, 2012

Saudi-Austrian Forum in Vienna

Saudi Arabia and Austria celebrated the 55th anniversary of Saudi-Austrian relations. Foreign trade is growing substantially.

May 14, 2012

Keuschnigg: „Problem Countries Must Cut Wages“

The designated director of the Austrian IHS (Institute of Advanced Studies) thinks that a drastic wage cut in Greece, Portugal and Spain is inevitable.

May 12, 2012

Small Rise in Foreign Trade

January to February 2012: moderate increase in imports (3.9%) and exports (5.4%).

May 8, 2012

Austria Emphasizes Importance of Partnership with Russia

Austrian State Secretary Wolfgang Waldner meets Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Titov.

May 8, 2012

Global Demand for Solar Technology from Austria

Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is currently home to the world's largest solar thermal plant. The technology behind this plant came from Austria.

May 8, 2012

Austrian Exports to Canada up by 4.5% in 2011

Bilateral trade between Austria and Canada reaches € 1.13bn. Canadian Exports to Austria were down by 1.9%.

May 7, 2012

“Russia now among top 10 Austrian Trading Partners”

Austrian Foreign Minister Spindelegger meets with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Zubkov.

April 25, 2012

Austria to Intensify Cooperation with Croatia

The Austrian Minister of Economics met his Croatian counterpart in Vienna. Above all, the EU-accession and investments were discussed.

April 24, 2012

Leitl: Increasing Foreign Trade with Russia

The President of WKO (Austrian Chamber of Commerce) wants to raise bilateral trade volume up to € 10bn by 2015.

April 23, 2012

Austrian-Chinese Trade at All-Time High

Last year, bilateral trade volume rose by 13% in 2011 to over € 9bn. Austrian Exports rose by 11.7%.

April 10, 2012

Foreign Trade: „We are on the Right Way“

Christoph Leitl, President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce comments the export development: “The data of January show that we are on the right way.”

April 7, 2012

Austrian Trade Mission 2012: “A Big Success”

With their trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Austrian companies are highly satisfied.

April 5, 2012

Moderate Increase in Foreign Trade

In January 2012, Austrian foreign trade grew slower than in 2011. Exports increased stronger than imports.

April 5, 2012

Austrian Industrial Sector Faces Uncertainties

The Austrian industries expect a stagnation of business. Economic growth is low, export growth will be decent. Moreover, the order stock is declining.

April 4, 2012

Austrian Exports to France Exceed € 5.0bn

In 2011, Austrian exports to France were up by 10.2%. France remains one of Austria´s most important trading partners.

March 28, 2012

Norway Is one of Austria´s Most Important Wine Market

Austria's wine sector set a new export record at € 126m (an increase of 2.6% over the previous year) in 2011.

March 28, 2012

Austrian Exports to Japan Reach New Record

Last year, bilateral trade between Austria and Japan recorded a new high. Austrian exports to Japan amounted to € 1.3bn.

March 27, 2012

BNP: Austrian Economy Recovers

GDP in Austria contracted slightly in Q4 2011 as exports fell, but weak growth is likely to have resumed at the beginning of 2012, says BNP Paribas.

March 26, 2012

Austrian Chamber of Commerce Underlines Importance of South Tyrol

The President of Austria´s Chamber of Commerce (WKO), Christoph Leitl, met South Tyrols governor Luis Durnwalder and stresses the good political and economic relationship between South Tyrol and Austria.

March 24, 2012

Moderate Rise in Austrian Bilateral Trade with Italy

In 2011, Austrian exports to Italy went up by 8.6% to € 9.3bn. After Germany, Italy is Austria´s second largest trade partner.

March 21, 2012

Austrian Economy Recovers Slowly

The Austrian Central Bank (OeNB) sees signs of a recovery. A recession is not expected.

March 20, 2012

“The Czech Republic Has Traditionally Been an Important Partner for Austria”

Austrian State Secretary Waldner meets Czech EU State Secretary Belling.

March 19, 2012

New Record in Swedish-Austrian Bilateral Trade Volume

Austrian exports to Sweden reached a new record level in 2011. Moreover, the first surplus could be registered.

March 17, 2012

Austria Benefits from Economic Boom in Saudi Arabia

An Austrian trade delegation is looking for Saudi partners. This year, the bilateral trade volume is expected to exceed € 1.0bn again.

March 14, 2012

Imports Grow Stronger than Exports

January to December 2011: Austrian imports rose by 15%, exports increased by 12%.

March 9, 2012

„Going to America 2012“: AWO Supports Austrian Business in USA

Foreign Trade Austria (AWO) shows business opportunities in the U.S. to domestic companies.

March 8, 2012

Austria and Bulgaria Clear Way for Business-Friendly Climate

Business representatives from Austria and Bulgaria agreed upon a business-friendly climate and clear rules at a Sofia forum,

March 8, 2012

Austrian Economy Appreciates Serbian Approach to EU

Serbia officially became candidate for the EU-access. Christoph Leitl, President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, emphasized the importance of the “European perspective” for Serbia.

March 2, 2012

New Criticism on Austerity Package

For the chief economist at RZB, Peter Brezinschek, the austerity package is not ambitious enough. The President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Christoph Leitl, criticizes the introduction of new taxes.

February 28, 2012

Significant Increase in Austrian Steel Exports to U.S.

U.S. Steel Imports are rising substantially, prices are on the fall. Austrian suppliers could raise their share.

February 27, 2012

Austrian Current Account Deficit Rising

Against 2010, the Austrian current account deficit almost doubled. Both imports and exports reached record levels.

February 27, 2012

Austrian Economy Shrank in Last Quarter of 2011

Due to lower exports, the Austrian economic growth showed a decrease in the last quarter of 2011. For 2012, the economy will stagnate or increase very slowly.

February 15, 2012

Russia: Great Demand for Austrian Food

Due to rising purchase power of Russian households, Austrian food exports to Russia are booming. In 2012, the Russian retail trade sector is expected to grow by 15%.

February 14, 2012

Leitl Pushes Investments in Colombia

For Christoph Leitl, the President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Colombia is the entry to South America for European companies.

February 7, 2012

Foreign Trade Still Growing

January to November 2011: imports rose by 16%, exports increased by 13%.

February 7, 2012

Good Export Chances in SEE Region

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce regards South-Eastern Europe as growth region. Importance for the Austrian export industry is seen to increase.

January 28, 2012

Austrian Economy: Slowdown, But No Recession

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) says that Austria will not face a recession in 2012. Nevertheless, the economic slowdown is significant.

January 26, 2012

Erste Group: “Debt Crisis Continues”

According to the Austrian bank, the sovereign debt crisis in the euro-zone remains. Stagnation is expected for the next years.

January 25, 2012

Leitl: „Croatians are Most Welcome“

The President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to Croatia´s EU accession in 2013.

January 23, 2012

Low Growth Rates Expected after 2012

In a medium-term forecast, the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) expects only very decent economic growth rates.

January 23, 2012

New Record in Agricultural Exports

In 2011, Austrian food exports exceeded € 9.0bn for the first time.

January 21, 2012

2012 Brings Stagnation for Austrian Economy

According to Bank Austria´s economic indicator, Austrian economic growth will only reach 0.8% this year.

January 16, 2012

Feared Export Slump Did Not Occur

The Austrian export activity slowed down in the fourth quarter, but the pessimistic expectations did not become real. In 2011, Austrian exports were up by 12%.

January 13, 2012

Austrian Balance of Current Accounts Positive

In the first three quarters of 2011, the Austrian economy achieved a strong performance. The balance of current accounts was significantly positive.

January 9, 2012

Worsening Economic Outlook for 2012

Economists and analysts expect a massive fall in Austrian economic growth for 2012.

January 4, 2012

Strong Rise in Foreign Trade

From January to October 2011, Austrian trade volume reached more than €100bn in both trade flows.

January 4, 2012

Mitterlehner Pushes for more Venture Capital

The Austrian Minister of Economics, Reinhold Mitterlehner wants to increase efficiency and reduce redundancies in economic subsidies.

December 10, 2011

Austria´s Industry Supports Croatia´s EU Accession

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce sees a huge interest of the domestic economy in Croatia´s EU accession. In 2010, Austria was the largest investor.

December 10, 2011

Austrian Foreign Trade Deficit on the Rise

From January to September 2011: imports rose by 17%, exports increased by 14%. The deficit amounts to € 6.0bn.

December 7, 2011