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Foreign Trade

Serbian Current Account Improves

As per seasonally adjusted data exports kept growing in November (+2.7% mom) after increasing in October by 0.8% mom, while imports fell by 4.5% yoy (Oct/12: +4.7% mom), Raiffeisen Research says.

January 29, 2013

“Germany overestimated, USA and China underestimated”

Trade with USA and Italy just as crucial for Austrian economy as trade with Germany, Bank Austria reports. "Made in Austria" products count for above-average proportion of Austrian exports.

January 26, 2013

High Domestic Added Value in Austrian Exports

Business-related services and financial services have high degree of added value made in Austria. Half of Austrian exports are services, Bank Austria says.

January 26, 2013

Slovakia: Foreign Trade Growing Strongly

In 2011, goods in the amount of € 56 783,2m were exported from the Slovak Republic. Compared with 2010, the total export increased by 17,6 %.

January 25, 2013

Austrian Exports to U.S. Growing Massively

Compared to the reference period of 2011, exports to the U.S. grew by 10.4% in the first three quarters of 2012.

January 24, 2013

Poland Has Third-Biggest Current Account Deficit

EU27 current account surplus € 28.8 bn. € 39.3bn surplus for trade in services.

January 24, 2013

Nowotny: “The Worst Is Over”

OeNB´s (Austrian National Bank) governor Ewald Nowotny thinks that the economic situation in the Eurozone has become more stable.

January 16, 2013

CESEE: Chakrabarti Expects Stabilization

In an interview with the Austrian news magazine „Standard“, EBRD´s President Suma Chakrabarti demonstrates cautious optimism. 2013 will be a better year for the CESEE region, he says.

January 14, 2013

NBP Expects Further Slowdown

Poland´s National Bank (NBP) forecasts an economic growth rate of 1.5% in 2013.

January 14, 2013

Bulgarian Capital Account Deteriorates

In Q3 2012 the trade balance deteriorated by € 203.5m compared to the same period of 2011, which was entirely due to the increase of the export of investment goods following the recovery of investment activity in the country.

January 14, 2013

Bulgaria: Current Account Turns Into Negative Territory

Expectedly the C/A balance deteriorated in October. Cumulatively from the beginning of the year its value also moved to negative territory: EUR -31.6m.

January 12, 2013

Foreign Trade With Hungary Shrinks

External trade in goods showed a surplus of € 704 million in November. Exports and imports fell by 1.7% in 2012.

January 9, 2013

Slovakia Record Substantial Foreign Trade Growth

In the first eleven months of 2012, exports increased by 11%. Imports were up by 6.4%.

January 9, 2013

Austrian Foreign Trade Shows Small Growth

January to October 2012: trade volume of more than €103 bn in both trade flows.

January 8, 2013

Czech Republic: Exports Grew, Imports Fell

In November 2012, according to preliminary data of ‘border statistics’, current price exports rose by 4.2%, while imports fell by 2.4%, year-on-year (y−o−y), respectively.

January 7, 2013

Aiginger Praises and Criticizes Austria´s Economic Policy

Although Austria´s economic situation is relatively satisfying, there is much improvement potential, the economist Karl Aiginger says.

January 5, 2013

Serbia: Foreign Trade Grows Moderately

The overall external trade in the Republic of Serbia for the period January - November 2012 amounted to: - € 21464.6m - which was a 4.3% increase compared to the same period 2011.

December 29, 2012

Hungary: Foreign Trade Grows Sligthly

Export and import volumes grew by more than 5% in October. In the first ten months, exports were up by 2.4%.

December 21, 2012

EU: Exports to Russia Decline

EU27 deficit in trade of goods with Russia down to 65 bn euro in the first nine months of 2012.

December 19, 2012

Ukraine: Current Account Deficit Grows Significantly

Balance of payments deficit almost doubled in October – to USD 2.0 bn - amid sharp reversal in the capital flows and widening C/A deficit, Raiffeisen Research says.

December 19, 2012

Austria: “Economic Stability in Sight “

Moderate rise in economic growth: after 0.5 percent in 2012, figure of 0.9 percent anticipated for 2013 due to growing export demand. Long-term outlook: if domestic demand picks up, increase of 1.5 percent on the cards for 2014.

December 17, 2012

Bulgarian Foreign Trade Balance Positive

In September the current account was positive (€ 332.7m), which is typical for that month of the year, mainly due to the realization of revenues from tourism and agricultural exports, Raiffeisen Research states.

December 15, 2012

Bulgaria: „The pace of economic growth is sustained“

The domestic demand compensates for the deceleration in export, Raiffeisen Research says.

December 14, 2012

Bulgaria: Foreign Trade Growing

According to the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, Bulgarian Trade with Third Countries for the Period January - October 2012 grew by 11%.

December 11, 2012

Austria Might Prevent Recession Scenario

According to the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Austria´s economic performance remains weak.

December 10, 2012

Croatia: EU Scepticism Grows

After German officials considered postponing Croatia´s EU accession, Croats become more critical to the European Union.

December 8, 2012

Southeast Europe Agrees on Growth Strategy

In order to meet the 2020 growth strategy of the EU, the Balkan countries plan to co-operate more closely. Turkey and Bulgaria emphasize their good relations.

December 8, 2012

Slovakia: Strong Increase in Foreign Trade

In September 2012, compared with the corresponding period last year, the total export of goods increased by 9,6 % to EUR 5 616,6 million and the total import by 7,7 % to EUR 5 277,3 million.

December 7, 2012

Czech Republic: Recession Continues

In Q3 2012, the gross domestic product adjusted for price, seasonal, and calendar effects decreased according to the refined estimate by 1.3%, year-on-year (y-o-y), and by 0.3%, quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q).

December 7, 2012

Czech Republic: Highest Exports and Imports Ever Recorded

In October 2012, according to preliminary data of ‘border statistics’, current price exports and imports rose by 7.5% and 8.2%, year-on-year (y-o-y), respectively.

December 7, 2012

Austria: Foreign Trade Shows Decent Growth

From January to September 2012, Austria recorded a slight increase in imports (0.4%) and exports (1.6%). In the third quarter of 201, the EU27 current account surplus reached € 28.4bn.

December 7, 2012

Fischer Meets Kirchner

The Austrian President Heinz Fischer has started his state visit in Argentina.

December 3, 2012

Austria´s Trade Surplus Has Doubled

Services and tourism contribute to increase in trade surplus: Austria's trade surplus doubled in the first half of the year to € 3.5bn, despite a fall in goods traffic.

December 3, 2012

Serbia: Industrial Data on the Rise

In Serbia, the economic activity and foreign trade grows again, the Statistical Office says.

December 1, 2012

Hungary: Foreign Trade Declines

Surplus of HUF 215bn in external trade along with a decreasing turnover in September.

November 30, 2012

Serbia: Exports Decreasing

As per seasonally adjusted data exports fell in August by 0.4% mom (July/12: +2.2% mom), while imports fell by 1.9% mom (July/12: +0.2% mom). Trade deficit in Jan1Aug/12 widened further to € 4.0bn (+12.8% yoy).

November 29, 2012

OECD: CESEE Countries A Risk Factor for Austria

Next year, Austria´s economy will only show a growth rate of 0.8%. Unemployment is estimated to increase further. CESEE countries would lower the grow prospects for Austria, OECD says.

November 27, 2012

Romania: Foreign Trade Declines

"When expressed in EUR equivalent, both exports and imports of goods fell marginally in Q3 (-1.1% qoq and -0.3% qoq respectively, according to our in-house seasonally adjusted data)." Raiffeisen Research says.

November 26, 2012

Romania: Economic Upswing Expected

According with the flash estimates, real GDP declined by 0.5% qoq and by 0.6% yoy in Q3. “In our view, contraction was mainly the result of a plunge in agricultural output.” Austrian Raiffeisen Research says.

November 26, 2012

CESEE: Eurozone crisis and Austerity Push Half of the Region into Recession

Export weakness and suppressed domestic demand will push nearly half of the CESEE region into recession this year, including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, and nearly all Western Balkan countries.

November 26, 2012

CESEE: Foreign Trade With Austria Booms

This year, Austrian exports to countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe are growing substantially.

November 24, 2012

Slovakia: Economy Slows Down

In the third quarter of 2012, Slovakia´s GDP grew by 0.6%. Compared to the previous quarter, the growth rate remained unchanged.

November 19, 2012

Gloomy Prospects for Ukraine

Economic slowdown is gaining momentum: GDP slumped by 1.3% yoy in the 3rd quarter, while industrial output contracted for 5th month in a row in October (by 4.2% yoy), Austrian RZB states.

November 19, 2012

Austria Third Largest Investor in Czech Republic

According to the Czech President Vaclav Klaus, his Austrian counterpart Heinz Fischer and the President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce Christoph Leitl, the bilateral trade relations are expandable.

November 14, 2012

"Important step towards opening the Nigerian export market"

Austria concludes investment protection agreement with Nigeria.

November 13, 2012

Austria: Services and Tourism Contribute to Increase in Trade Surplus

Austria's trade surplus doubled in the first half of the year to € 3.5bn, despite a fall in goods traffic.

November 13, 2012

Slovenia Still Rules Out Calling for Rescue

The Slovenian government tries to prevent to be bailed out by the EU and IMF by all means. However, experts fear that Slovenia is the next candidate for the safety net.

November 10, 2012

Slovakia: Foreign Trade Growing Moderately

Positive foreign trade development in September and over the first nine months of 2012.

November 10, 2012

Austria: Foreign Trade Grows Only Decently

January to August 2012: trade with third countries accounts for overall growth.

November 9, 2012

New Record for Bilateral Trade Between Poland and Austria

Christoph Leitl, President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce underlines the close and friendly relationships between Poland and Austria.

November 8, 2012