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Statistics Austria

Austria's Foreign Trade on the Upswing

According to preliminary statistics, the total nominal value of imports of goods in the period January to September 2018 was 5.2% higher than in the previous year at 115.23 billion euros, while exports of goods rose by 6.0% to 111.55 billion euros. The trade balance deficit amounted to 3.68 billion euros after 4.27 billion euros in the same period of the previous year.

December 14, 2018

Growth of Foreign Controlled Enterprises in Austria

Statistics Austria reports a slight increase in the number of foreign-controlled companies in Austria. As at 31.12.2016 there were around 10,800 companies in Austria that are part of a foreign group. In comparison, the number of foreign subsidiaries of Austrian companies remained constant.

October 31, 2018

Integration Report 2018: Focus on Women with a Migration Background

The members of the Expert Council on Integration presented the results of the Integration Report 2018. The Integration Report provides a comprehensive overview of integration in Austria. Austria's number of asylum applications in 2017 remained high compared to other EU countries. With 2.8 asylum applications per 1,000 inhabitants, Austria ranks 5th among all EU member states in proportion to its population.

September 14, 2018

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

Inflation in Austria Dropped Down to +1.0% in December 2014

The annual inflation rate of the consumer price index measured by Statistics Austria went down to +1.0% in December 2014 (November +1.7%).

January 19, 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

Austria's Foreign Trade: Imports +1.0%, Exports +1.2% in H1 2014

According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, total imports amounted to €64.62 bn and total exports amounted to €63.23 bn in the period January to June 2014.

September 5, 2014

Austria: Wholesale Price Index Down by -1.6% Y/Y

The index of wholesale prices (WPI 2010) amounted to 107.7 (preliminary value) in August 2014 and thus went down by 0.4% against July 2014. Compared to August 2013, the wholesale prices decreased by 1.6%.

September 5, 2014

Austria: Turnover of Service Enterprises Stable

In the first half of 2014, turnover of Austrian service enterprises increased by 1.0% compared to the same period in the year before. Turnover in trade decreased by 0.5% in nominal terms for the time period from January until June 2014. Taking inflation into account, sales in trade fell by 0.2%. Results were calculated by Statistics Austria, Short Term Statistics Trade and Services.

September 5, 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

Negative Austrian Enterprise Creation Rate

In 2012, 24 077 new enterprises were created in Austria. At the same time, 24 920 enterprises closed, resulting in an enterprise closing rate of 6.1%.

July 29, 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

Austria: Inflation Drops Again

Inflation in Austria dropped to 1.5 percent in January due to the winter sales.

February 24, 2014

Austria: Still Low Inflation Rate

Inflation remains low in Austria.

December 17, 2013

Austria: Debt Quota to Increase Slightly

Because of the new EU regulations the debt quota will increase by around 2.5 percent.

December 3, 2013

Austria: Bank Aids Burden State Budget

Since the beginning of the financial crisis, Austria has lost billions of Euros.

October 22, 2013

Austria: State Debts Could Amount to 74.5 Percent of GDP

The statistical office of the European Union, Eurostat, raised doubts about the Austrian budget deficit and public debts because of the financial scandal of the government of the province of Salzburg.

October 21, 2013

Austria: Inflation Down to 1.7 Percent

In September the inflation rate dropped to 1.7 percent which is the lowest value since August 2010.

October 16, 2013

Eurozone: Inflation Drops to 1.1 Percent

According to first estimates by Eurostat, the Eurozone shows the lowest inflation rate in more than a year. Only twelve months ago the inflation rate was at 2.7 percent.

September 30, 2013

Austria: Public Debt Increased to 74.0 Percent of GDP

Public finances 2012: public deficit at 2.5 percent, public debt at 74.0 percent of GDP.

September 30, 2013

Austria: Construction Costs to Decrease Slightly

Construction cost index for residential buildings increased by 1.8 percent in July 2013.

August 16, 2013

Austria: Minor Decrease of Inflation Rate

Slight easening of inflation in Austria: Thanks to cheaper fuels and a lower upward trend in prices for food, the inflation rate in Austria decreased from 2.2 percent to 2.0 percent in July.

August 16, 2013

Austrian Public Debt to Rise Further

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

June 28, 2013

Austria: Budget Deficit in 2012 Lower Than Expected

The country has reached a significantly lower deficit than the government had expected. According to Statistik Austria, the deficit was at 2.5 % of GDP in 2011, equaling € 7.7bn.

March 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
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