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Statistics Austria

Austria: Number of Naturalisations Increased by 3.7% in 2014

7.693 people acquired Austrian citizenship in 2014 (including 123 persons resident abroad). Compared to 2013, the number of naturalisations increased by 3.7%. Top former nationalities include Bosnia-Herzegovina (1 120), Turkey (885), followed by Serbia (671), the Russian Federation (433) and the Kosovo (381).

February 20, 2015

Austrian Population Rises Above 8.5 Million

Austria's population increases to 8.58 million at the beginning of 2015, according to preliminary results of Statistics Austria. In absolute terms, the population grew by almost 72 000 last year. Hence, population growth was significantly higher than in the previous year (2013: +56 000). More than half of the population growth was concentrated in the Eastern part of Austria (55.9%), where Vienna accounted for a large share of the total increase (38.9%).

February 20, 2015

Further Decrease of Inflation to 1.7% in August

The annual inflation rate of the consumer price index slowed down to 1.7% in August 2014 (July 1.8%).

September 17, 2014

Statistics Austria: IPP Down by 0.8%

Industrial producer prices in July 2014 are down -0.8% compared to July 2013.

August 29, 2014

Austrian Industrial Producer Prices Down By 0.6%

The industrial producer price index, IPPI 2010, reached 103.0 points in June 2014, representing a price decrease of 0.6% compared to June 2013.

August 1, 2014

Austria: Decreasing Production Trends in Industry and Construction

62.295 enterprises (+1.3% compared to the previous year) in the entire industry and construction sector turned over a total of €80.2 bn (-0.1%) from January until April 2014, coupled with slightly decreasing employment (907 384 persons, -0.2%).

August 1, 2014

Austria: IPP Down by 1.2%

Industrial producer prices are down by 1.2% in April 2014 compared to April 2013; stable development against previous month.

May 30, 2014

Austria: Marginally Increasing Production Trends in Industry and Construction

The 62.305 enterprises (+1.2% compared to the previous year) in the entire industry and construction sector turned over a total of €37.9 bn (±0.0%).

May 30, 2014

Austrian Public Debt to Rise Further

Quarterly government debt first quarter 2013: € 231.6bn or 74.2 % of GDP.

June 28, 2013

Austrian Government Debt Stands at € 214bn

Austrian government debt in relation to GDP declined slightly to 71.6%. Social insurance carriers reduced their debt by 49.5%.

December 30, 2011

Opposing Production Trends in Industry and Construction in September 2011

Total turnover went up by 9.5% year-on-year and reached € 23.0bn. Employment figures increased by 1.8%.

December 30, 2011

Construction Output Up by 1.4% from January to September

Construction of buildings increased by 7.8% while output in civil engineering declined by 6.5%. Volume of orders was up by 8.1%.

December 30, 2011

Record-Breaking Start of Tourism Winter Season

Austria’s tourism industry registered 3.98 million overnights in November. Arrivals rose by 3.5%.

December 23, 2011

Production Index Up by 3.0% in October

Production index in October 2011: +3.0% compared to October 2010, -0.3% against September 2011.

December 23, 2011

Inflation Rate Climbs Back to 3.6%

Consumer price inflation went up again in November 2011. Above-average price increases were registered for traffic and household energy

December 15, 2011

Lower Increase of Construction Cost in November

Construction cost in November 2011: +1.6% against 2010, -0.2% compared to October 2011.

December 15, 2011

Austria’s Population Exceeds 8.4 Million Inhabitants

The population has grown by 400,000 persons since 2001. The positive trend was observed in all federal states except Carinthia.

December 1, 2011

Positive Production Trends in Industry and Construction in August

Total turnover went up by 12.7% year-on-year and reached € 20.2bn. Employment figures increased by 1.9%.

November 30, 2011

Construction Output Increased by 1.5% from January to August

Construction of buildings was up by 6.8% while output in civil engineering declined by 6.6%. Volume of orders increased by 6.9%.

November 30, 2011

Production Index Up by 2.7% in September

Production index in September 2011: +2.7% compared to September 2010, -2.0% against August 2011.

November 24, 2011

Tourism Industry Looks Back on Strong Summer Season

Summer season 2011: Arrivals exceed 18 million mark for the first time; 64 million nights spent.

November 23, 2011

Industrial Producer Prices Went Up by 3.5% in September

The development was mainly driven by prices of intermediate goods. Energy prices were up by 8.7% on average.

November 18, 2011

Car Market Grows Slightly in October

New passenger car registrations increased by 0.7%; the mark of 300,000 registrations has already been exceeded in the year 2011.

November 10, 2011

Moderate Rise in Construction Costs in the Third Quarter

The price index reached 103.5 points in the third quarter: +3.0% year-on-year, +0.3% against the second quarter.

November 10, 2011

Retail Turnover Down by 1.2%

Sales volume of food retail trade was up by 0.3% in the first nine months of the year while the non-food sector registered a decline by 1.3%.

November 9, 2011

Austrian Industrial Production Increasing

Opposing production trends in industry and construction in July 2011; turnover +7.4%.

October 31, 2011

Industrial Production Still Rising

Austrian production index in August 2011: +5.6% compared to August 2010.

October 25, 2011

Tourism: Moderate Increase in Guest Nights

The current summer season 2011 brought a rise in overnights by 2.2% for the Austrian tourism industry between May and September.

October 25, 2011

Increase in One-Day Car Registrations

One-day registrations of passenger cars January to September 2011: +11.6%; 6.0% of new passenger cars were deregistered within one day.

October 21, 2011

Growth of Industrial Producer Prices Slowed Down in August

Prices of industrial goods gained 3.2% in August 2011. Against July, the price index fell by 0.2%.

October 20, 2011

Small Increase in Used Car Registrations

Registrations of used motor vehicles in Austria from January to September 2011: +0.8%; passenger cars +0.2%.

October 19, 2011

Online Shopping is Booming in Austria

45% of the Austrian population already practiced online shopping. The share of enterprises using mobile broadband connections rose significantly against 2010.

October 18, 2011

Moderate Price Increase in Civil Engineering

Austrian Construction cost September 2011: smaller increase in residential building than in civil engineering.

October 17, 2011

Inflation Rises to Highest Level in Three Years

Consumer price inflation rose to 3.6% in September, the highest value since September 2008. Mineral oil products remained the main price driver.

October 14, 2011

Car Registrations Still on the Rise

First three quarters 2011: new car registrations increased by 8.8%; September 2011 +9.4% in Austria. Motor vehicle registration was up by 7.7%.

October 11, 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

Wholesale Prices Continue Upward Trend

Wholesale price index in September 2011: +6.4% against September 2010, +0.6% against August 2011. Main drivers were coffee and oil products.

October 7, 2011

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

Rising Turnover in Austrian Retail Trade

Stimulation of trade in August 2011 - turnover in Austrian retail trade increased by 4.0%.

October 3, 2011

Public Debt Increased to 71.8% of GDP in 2010

Austrian public finance 2010: Public deficit up to 4.6%, public debt grew by 2.3 percentage points.

September 30, 2011

Growth in Industrial and Construction Turnover Slows Down

Opposing production trends in industry and construction in June 2011; turnover +4.5%. Energy supply and metal industry are dominant factors.

September 29, 2011

Construction Output Increasing by 1.2% from January to June

Austrian output of construction in the first half of the year: construction of buildings +6.8%, civil engineering -6.6%. Volume of orders grew by 4.1%.

September 29, 2011

Production Index Up by 4.4% in July

Production index in July 2011: +4.4% compared to July 2010, -1.3% against June 2011.

September 23, 2011

Summer Season 2011: New Record of Arrivals

The number of nights spent in Austria increased by 2.1% in the period from May to August. Arrivals went up by 4.3%.

September 23, 2011

Austrian Population Forecast 2050: Growth from 8.4m to 9.4m People

The Austrian population is growing – and becomes older. In 2030, 9.0m people will live in Austria, 9.4m in 2050.

September 21, 2011

Decreasing Registrations of Cars in Austria

Registrations of used motor vehicles in August 2011: -0.7%; passenger cars -1.8%, lorries +1.9%.

September 20, 2011

Employment Numbers Rose in the Second Quarter

Number of employed increased, number of unemployed decreased, more vacancies in the second quarter of 2011.

September 15, 2011

Inflation Falling Slightly in August

Consumer price inflation dropped to 3.4% in August. Above-average price increases were registered for traffic and household energy.

September 15, 2011

Construction Costs Continue to Increase

August brought a further rise in construction costs: +2.3% against 2010, +0.3% compared to July 2011.

September 15, 2011

Austrian Economy 2010: Noticeable Recovery

According to calculations by Statistics Austria, the Austrian economy grew by 2.3% in the year 2010. GDP per inhabitant amounted to € 34,120.

September 9, 2011