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Imports

Massive Increase in Global Foreign Trade Deficit

January to July 2011: import trade volume of € 75bn, export trade volume of € 71bn. The global foreign trade deficit increased from € 1.86bn to € 3.89bn.

October 7, 2011

Austrian Exports to Rise Substantially

Austrian exports record satisfying results in the first six months of 2011. Austria´s trade balance shows a plus of € 4.4bn.

October 5, 2011

Austrian Foreign Trade Rising Significantly

January to June 2011: Austrian imports rose by almost 19%, Austrian exports increased by more than 17%

September 6, 2011

Economic Upward Trend Continued in Second Quarter

From April to June, Austrian GDP grew by 1% compared to the first three months of 2011 while the euro zone average was only 0.2%.

August 16, 2011

Foreign Trade Volume Keeps Growing

Austrian imports and exports both increased by more than 20% in the period from January to May 2011. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of € 2.59bn.

August 5, 2011

Strong Current Account Balance Is Driven by Exports

The Austrian current account showed a surplus of € 3.8bn in the first quarter of 2011. The total amount of Austrian FDI was higher than in the full year 2010.

July 12, 2011

Strong Development of Exports in Austrian Machinery Industry

In the first three months of the year, Austrian enterprises exported machinery and metalware for € 6.04bn. Germany is the main trading partner of the industry.

July 11, 2011

January to April: Dynamic Development in Foreign Trade

Austrian imports and exports increased by one fifth in the period from January to April 2011. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of € 2.08bn.

July 8, 2011

Austria’s Foreign Trade Close to Record Level

Austrian imports and exports recovered strongly and increased by more than 16% in the year 2010. The trade balance deficit amounted to € 4.28bn.

June 30, 2011

WKÖ: Economic Talks with the Macedonian President

80 Austrian enterprises are already active in Macedonia. Exports to the country increased by 17% in the first quarter of the year.

June 21, 2011

Trade with the Czech Republic Is Booming

Austrian companies increased their exports to the country by 32% in the first quarter of the year. In 2010, Austria was the biggest foreign investor.

June 9, 2011

Strong Growth in Foreign Trade in the First Quarter of 2011

Austrian imports and exports increased by 22% in the first three month of the year. In March, trade volume amounted to more than € 11bn in both directions.

June 7, 2011

Exports on Track for New Record

New highs of Austrian exports are expected in 2011 and 2012. The growth rate was 24.2% in the first two months of the year.

May 26, 2011

Strong Rise in Foreign Trade Figures

January to February 2011: Austrian imports increased by 26%, exports rose by 24%.

May 9, 2011

Austria's Current Account: Net Income 2.7% of the GDP

Austria's current account achieved a surplus of € 7.8bn or 2.7% of the GDP in 2010. The domestic economy was thereby able to prove its high competitiveness.

May 5, 2011

Sharp Drop in Exports to Japan is Expected

Exports are expected to return to a normal level only by 2012. Renewable energy technologies could be particularly important.

May 3, 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

Libya: Withdrawal of Austrian Companies

Most Austrian companies are getting their employees out as the result of violent riots in Libya.

February 22, 2011

Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

WKÖ: Additional trade potential for Austrian companies in South Korea for € 350m.

February 19, 2011

Economic Growth Decreased Slightly in the 4th Quarter of 2010

The rise of Austria's economic performance in the 4th quarter 2010 was 0.6% in real terms compared with the previous quarter. This figure does not exactly strengthen the momentum of the economy.

February 16, 2011

Austrian Foreign Trade Figures Rising Strongly

From January to November 2010, Austrian foreign trade grew substantially. Imports and exports increased by 15.8%

February 5, 2011

Austria's Agricultural Exports Grow

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

January 22, 2011

Austria's Trade Deficit with China Shrinks

Thanks to the rising export figures, the trade deficit in the traditionally negative balance with China is declining.

January 13, 2011

Growth in Austria's Foreign Trade and Direct Investment

Austria's goods, services and capital transactions abroad grow strongly, a sign of solid recovery.

January 13, 2011

Strong Increase in Austrian Foreign Trade Figures

January to October 2010: imports and exports increased by more than 15%

January 6, 2011

Economic Chamber Criticizes Import Control System

According to the WKÖ, Austrian businesses incur additional costs and bureaucracy by the import control system.

December 27, 2010

Strong Growth in Foreign Trade

In the first nine months, Austria imported goods for € 82.45bn (+14.8%). Exports increased by 5.8% to € 79.69bn.

December 8, 2010

Economic Chamber in Tokyo: Biotechnology as an Opportunity

The President of the Vienna Economic Chamber, Brigitte Jank, sees above all great opportunities for Austria in Japanese biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

December 6, 2010

Trade Between Russia and Austria is Booming

The volume of trade between Austria and Russia has increased by 30%. Innovation and modernization are core issues for both countries.

December 6, 2010

Stable Recovery of Austrian Economy

The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB, Austrial National Bank) is assuming a growth of the economy of 1.9% for 2010. Further acceleration is possible for subsequent years.

December 3, 2010

Mitterlehner: To Expand Further Good Trade Relations with Switzerland…

The Minister of Economy, after meeting with his Swiss counterpart, said: "Switzerland is the third most important export partner; new opportunities with eco-innovations should be profited from".

December 2, 2010

Carinthia Strengthens Relations with China

The Carinthian Economic Chamber President, Franz Pacher, has signed a bilateral trade agreement with the Beijing Economic Chamber.

November 29, 2010

Europe's Public Debt and Unemployment Remain High

Austrian Institute of Economic Research: The revival of the EU states, driven by expansionary economic policies and export growth, is ebbing.

November 25, 2010

Solid Growth inTrade Between Austria and the Czech Republic

Exports between the two countries rise by around 20%. Cooperation is to be extended also to research.

November 22, 2010

Indonesia and Austria Agree to Extend Cooperation

President Fischer officially visited the Islamic Republic Indonesia, which is of the most important future markets of the South Asian region for Austria.

November 17, 2010

WKÖ: China Overtakes the U.S. as the Most Important Overseas Austrian Trade Partner

The volume of foreign trade (exports and imports) with China in the second third of the year was 5.6 billion euro compared to 5.1 billion euro with the U.S.

November 16, 2010

Austria: Strong Growth Again in the Third Quarter 2010

According to the latest flash estimate of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Austria's economy again expanded in the third quarter of 2010 by 0.9% over the previous quarter (after +1.2% in the second quarter).

November 12, 2010

Strong Growth of Austria's Export Figures

Growth in exports was 15.3% in the first eight months of 2010, mainly to emerging markets.

November 10, 2010

Austrian Statistics - Exports and imports increased more than 12%

According to preliminary results, total imports amounted to 62.84 bn euro and total exports amounted to 61.13 bn euro in the period January to July 2010.

October 8, 2010

Export Indicator: The Economy is Expanding

According to the current results of the OeNB export indicator calculated on the basis of trucking mileage performance data of September 2010, the Austrian export economy has also expanded in the two summer months.

September 17, 2010

Austria stays among the top three foreign investors of the Czech Republic

After the deep slump of the Austrian-Czech foreign trade during the crisis year 2009 by approximately 20%, things are going up steeply again.

September 13, 2010

First half-year 2010: trade volume of more than 50 bn euro in both trade flows

Austrian imports increased by 12.3% and Austrian exports rose by 12.5% compared to the same period in 2009.

September 7, 2010

Foreign Trade Deficit, despite growth

Statistik Austria has published Austria’s trade balance. There are, increases in imports and exports.

July 12, 2010