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Agricultural Industry

Austrian Showcase in Seoul: Renewable Energy and Biomass

From 22. October 2012 to 23. October 2012, Austrian Know-How in the fields of Forest machinery, renewable energy and biomass will be presented in Seoul.

July 2, 2012

Austria Wants to Raise Efficiency in EU Funds

The Austrian State Secretary Waldner participates in the negotiations of the EU financial framework 2014-2020 and calls for setting a regional and environmental course.

April 25, 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

FPÖ Wants Cuts in Spendings

The biggest Austrian opposition party suggests reducing public expenditures in order to reduce the budget deficit. Chairman Strache calls for a “subsidy brake”.

January 30, 2012

New Record in Agricultural Exports

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

January 21, 2012

Austria Grants Highest Subsidies in Europe

In 2010, subsidies amounting to 6.5% of the Austrian GDP were distributed. The EU-average is only the half.

January 7, 2012

New Record for Austrian Wine Exports

Although the quantity of wine exports is shrinking steadily, the export volume worth € 126m reached a new record.

December 28, 2011

Increase of Agricultural Income

First estimates of the Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA) compiled by Statistics Austria show an average increase of the income related to agricultural activities.

December 20, 2011

Austrian Exports to Morocco Booming

In spite of the turbulent developments in the Arab region, the Maghreb state could maintain a strong economic growth. In 2011, Austrian exports to Morocco rise by 16%.

November 26, 2011

Sharp Criticism Against Felderer

The head of the Viennese Chamber of Labor, Werner Muhm, attacks the director of IHS, Bernhard Felderer. His economic forecast is “propaganda of fear”.

November 12, 2011

Agricultural Exports Show Significant Rise

The Austrian agricultural exports reached almost their all-time high from 2008. Especially Italy is becoming increasingly important.

October 29, 2011

Changes in the Management Board of Teak Holz

Siegfried Mader takes over as CEO from Markus Baumgartner who becomes CFO. Klaus Hennerbichler and Pavel Brenner leave the Board.

October 28, 2011

Number of Agricultural Holdings Still Shrinks

Agricultural census 2010: Number of Austrian agricultural and forestry holdings decreased, trend towards larger holdings.

October 10, 2011

New Record in Agricultural Foreign Trade

The first half of 2011 brought double-digit growth rates in all product categories. Exports to Hungary increased by 43%, making it the number three buyer country.

October 6, 2011

Teak Holz Wins Major Order

The Upper Austrian timber company signed a € 50m contract for external forest management activities in Costa Rica.

October 6, 2011

Teak Holz Cancels Capital Increase

The Upper Austrian timber company will delay its expansion to a later point in time. Forest management and other projects are not affected by the decision.

September 24, 2011

Good Year for Cereal Farmers

Cereal production is expected to increase to 5.3 million tons, a plus of 13% compared to 2010 and clearly above long-term average.

August 5, 2011

Teak Holz International: Earnings Four Times as High as Revenue

The Upper Austrian timber company’s revenue more than doubled in the first nine months of the financial year. The value of plantations increased by € 8.7m.

August 4, 2011

Agricultural Exports Are Booming

Foreign demand for fruits, vegetables and other products from Austria is growing. Exports went up 21% and amounted to € 2.18bn in the first quarter of 2011.

July 21, 2011

Teak Holz to Raise Capital for Expansion

The Upper Austrian timber company announced a capital increase by € 15.6m. The funds will be used to boost growth.

June 28, 2011

Agrana Opens Production Site in Egypt

The Austrian fruit, starch and sugar company has started production in its new plant which is seen as a basis for further expansion in the Middle East and North Africa.

June 7, 2011

Mixed Results for Agricultural Output

2009/10: Good supply with food and animal feed of crops - 7.6% of foreign trade volume is made by agricultural products. Production of wine and cereals decreases, oil seeds, fruits and vegetables rises.

April 30, 2011

Austria's Soybean Production is Booming

According to the Ministry for the Environment, the area of domestic soybean planting and the harvest have increased by one third in 2010.

April 29, 2011

Austrians are Patriots when Shopping for Food

A majority of Austrian consumers puts emphasis on the domestic origin of food.

April 27, 2011

Surplus of Timber in Austria

More timber grows in Austria's forests wood than is harvested. The Chamber of Agriculture calls for looser terms of use.

April 23, 2011

Eastern Europe as Growing Market for Austrian Wine Exports

Around 80% of the Austrian wine exports are going to Germany. However, growth rates in Russia and Poland are surprisingly high.

April 23, 2011

Austria's Dairy Industry has Overcome the Crisis

Sales of dairies increased by 5%, results declined slightly. The export share is 43.5%.

April 20, 2011

Timber Production Increased Slightly Again in 2010

The timber harvest increased last year by 6.6% compared with 2009. Climate-damaged timber has decreased by 14%.

April 20, 2011

Austria's Agricultural Exports Continued to Rise in 2010

Ministry of Agriculture: "Success of export initiative and focus on quality of domestic agriculture”.

March 19, 2011

Wlodkowski: "Renewable Energy is the Only Road for the Future"

The President of the Chamber of Agriculture calls for the promotion of renewable energies. A "Fossil-lobby" allegedly wants to prevent this.

March 15, 2011

Case IH: Increase in Tractor Production

The American company which produces tractors in Austrian St. Valentin, plans to expand its capacity massively.

March 12, 2011

Merger between Agrana Juice and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria

The sugar, starch and fruit group Agrana and Raiffeisen Ware Austria (RWA) are considering a merger of their fruit juice concentrate subsidiaries.

March 1, 2011

Teak Holz Manages Turaround

The Austrian timber company could realize profits again in the fiscal year October 2009/September 2010.

January 29, 2011

Austria's Agricultural Exports Grow

Agricultural exports were able to recover, but have not reached yet the 2008 level.

January 22, 2011

Agrana: Successful Completion of Campaigns

Agrana completed the sugar beet campaign at the sugar processing plant in Tulln|Lower Austria and, therefore, the 2010|2011 processing season at all of its facilities.

January 21, 2011

Study: Agricultural Subsidies Produce No Growth

The Austrian Institute of Economic Research has determined that growth in the Austrian regions is accelerated by EU regional promotional financing, but not by agricultural subsidies.

November 18, 2010

EU accuses Austria of hurdles in buying property

The European Commission refers Austria to the European Court of Justice. Reasons are fundamental barriers to the acquisition of agricultural land in Vorarlberg.

June 24, 2010
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