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Statistics Austria

Construction Output Down by 5.1%

Austrian output of construction of buildings and civil engineering decreased by 5.1% from January until March 2011. Volume of orders fell by 3.2%.

June 30, 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

Austrian Government Debt Grew to € 210bn

Debt of the federal sector increased by € 6.3bn, while all other sectors registered a decline. Social insurance carriers’ debt fell by 32%.

June 30, 2011

Labor Force and Household Projections for Austria 2010-2050

The Austrian labor force is predicted to reach a maximum of 4.2 million in 2018. The number of households in 2050 will be up 19.8% over 2009.

June 29, 2011

Austria in the Upper Third of Comparative Price Levels across Europe

Austria recorded the eighth highest price level among the 27 EU member countries. Food and energy were found to be the most expensive segments in the country as compared to European prices.

June 28, 2011

Weak Start of Summer Season in Austrian Tourism

Tourism in May 2011: 11.6% less overnights and 7.9% less guests. The number of visitors from CEE increased strongly.

June 27, 2011

Further Growth in Production in April 2011

Production index in April 2011: +9.7% compared to April 2010, +1.3% against March 2011.

June 24, 2011

Significant Rise in Used Car Registrations

Registrations of used motor vehicles in May 2011: +12.3%; passenger cars +9.2%, lorries +13.5%.

June 22, 2011

Further Rise in the Industrial Producer Price Index

Prices for industrial goods continue their upward trend: +5.1% in April 2011 compared to April 2010.

June 17, 2011

Labor Market Continues Strong Development

The number of employed, vacancies, and full-time jobs increased in the first quarter of 2011. The feared inrush of job seekers from Eastern Europe did not materialize.

June 16, 2011

Inflation Rate Decreased Slightly in May 2011

The Austrian inflation rate fell from 3.3% in April to 3.2% in May 2011. Mineral oil and food products remained the main price drivers.

June 16, 2011

Further Increase in Construction Cost in May

Construction cost index in May 2011: +0.5% compared to the previous month, +1.5% year-on-year.

June 15, 2011

Further Rise in New Car Registrations

Registrations of new motor vehicles in May 2011: +19.7%; passenger cars: +18.4%, lorries: +25.3%

June 10, 2011

Economic Growth Is Based on Households and Exports

In 2010, Austrian economic output grew stronger than the Eurozone average. GDP amounted to € 284bn.

June 8, 2011

Slight Drop in Wholesale Prices

Austrian wholesale price index in May 2011: -0.9% against April 2011, +8.1% against May 2010. Main drivers were cereals, fertilizers and coffee.

June 8, 2011

Rail Freight Transport Increased in 2010

The volume of goods transported on Austrian railways increased by 8.9% in the last year. However, it is still below the level of 2008.

May 31, 2011

Decreasing Output in Austria’s Construction Industry

Output of construction of buildings and civil engineering decreasing by 8.6% in January and February 2011. Increase in volume of orders in construction of buildings cannot compensate for decline in civil engineering at the end of February 2011.

May 30, 2011

Austrian Industrial and Construction Turnover Up by 14.7%

Opposing production trends in industry and construction in February 2011; turnover +14.7%. Automotive industry and metal industry are dominant factors.

May 30, 2011

Volume in Road Freight Transport Decreased by 1.7% in 2010

According to calculations by Statistics Austria, road freight transport has still not recovered from the crisis. VCÖ, by contrast, counted more trucks on Austrian roads.

May 27, 2011

Slight Decline in Used Car Registrations

Registrations of used motor vehicles in April 2011: -4.8%; passenger cars -5.7%, lorries -8.8%.

May 20, 2011

Prices for Industrial Goods Continue Upward Trend

Industrial producer prices are still increasing in Austria: +5.4% in March 2011 compared to March 2010.

May 20, 2011

Still Rise in New Car Registrations

Registrations of new motor vehicles in April 2011: +2.4%; passenger cars: +5.0%, lorries: -0.1%

May 10, 2011

Significant Rise in Wholesale Prices

Austrian Wholesale price index in April 2011: +9.5% against April 2010. Main Drivers are Cereals, Fuel and Fertilizer.

May 6, 2011

Slight Decline in Retail Trades Sales in Real Terms

Turnover in Austrian retail trade increased by 2.1% (nominal) in the first quarter 2011.

May 3, 2011

Austrian Industrial and Construction turnover up by 15.2%

Opposing production trends in industry and construction in January 2011; turnover +15.2%. Metal industry and automotive industry are dominant factors.

May 3, 2011

Construction Output Down by 16.7%

Austrian Output of construction of buildings and civil engineering decreasing by 16.7% in January 2011. Volume of orders in construction of buildings and civil engineering increasing by 7.0%

May 2, 2011

Rising Production in Austrian Industries

Austrian Production index in February 2011: 8.9% over February 2010

April 23, 2011

Rising Number of One-Day Registrations of Cars

One-day registrations of passenger cars in the first quarter 2011: +5.6%; 5.1% of the new passenger cars were deregistered within 24 hours

April 22, 2011

Prices for Industrial Goods still on the Rise

Industrial producer prices are still increasing in Austria: +5.3% in February 2011 compared to February 2010.

April 19, 2011

Moderate Increase in Used Motor Vehicles

Registrations of used motor vehicles from January to March 2011: +6.2%; passenger cars +5.8%, lorries +3.9%

April 19, 2011

Austrian Research Intensity Expected to be 2.79% of GDP in 2011

According to an estimate of Statistics Austria, for the first time presumably more than €8 billion will be spent on research and experimental development (R&D) in 2011.

April 19, 2011

Inflation went up to 3.1%

Austrian Consumer Price Inflation increased to 3.1% in March 2011 - the main drivers are energy and food prices.

April 16, 2011

Monthly Expenditures of Austrian Households: € 2,910

Household Budget Survey 2009/10: Monthly expenditures for housing and energy account for 24%.

April 12, 2011

Registration of new passenger cars increased by 7.8%

New vehicle registrations in Austria in first quarter 2011: +15.4%; passenger cars +15.7%, almost one-third more lorries.

April 11, 2011

Massive Increase in Wholesale Prices

Wholesale price index in March 2011: +12.1% against March 2010. Cereal and feeding stuff prices almost doubled.

April 7, 2011

Saving in Austria Decreases

According to Statistics Austria, Household saving rate down to 9.1% in 2010.

April 7, 2011

Decreasing Output in Austria´s Construction Industry

Output of construction of buildings and civil engineering decreasing by 4.7% from January to December 2010. Volume of orders increasing by 0.3% at the end of December 2010.

April 2, 2011

Austrian Industrial Production on the Rise

Positive production trends in industry and construction in December 2010; turnover +15.8%

April 2, 2011

Austria's Unemployment Continues to Fall

Unemployment decreased in March by 5.2%. The number of participants in training courses is also falling.

April 2, 2011

Austrian Public Deficit up to 4.6%

Public Finance 2010: Public deficit at 4.6%, public debt at 72.3% of GDP

April 1, 2011

6.1 Million Cars in Austria

Stock 2010: over 6 million motor vehicles for the first time; Austrians own 4.4 million passenger cars.

March 29, 2011

Austrian Industrial Production Still Growing

Statistics Austria: Rise in Production index in January 2011: 8.4% over January 2010

March 26, 2011

Trend Reversal in Austrian Winter Tourism

Current tourism winter season 2010/11: -2.1% decrease in overnights due to slump in February

March 24, 2011

Austrian Producer Prices Still on the Rise

Strong rise of industrial producer prices in January 2011: +5.0% compared to January 2010.

March 22, 2011

Strong Increase in Car Registrations

Demand for passenger cars increases heavily in Austria. Registrations of used motor vehicles in February 2011: +15.0%; passenger cars +14.0%, lorries +10.6%

March 22, 2011

Rise in Austrian Exports by 21.0%

January to December 2010: imports considerably above, exports just below € 110bn.

March 12, 2011

Moderate Rise in Turnover for Austrian Service Industry

Austrian service enterprises have overcome the economic crisis: Turnover increase of 3.3% in 2010, employment activities booming

March 10, 2011

Significant Rise in Car Registrations

February 2011: Considerable increases for new passenger cars in Austria: +21.2%; over one-third more diesel-driven vehicles. Registrations rose by 23.5%.

March 10, 2011

Decreasing Wine Production in Austria

According to Statistics Austria's wine harvest survey 2010, a wine production of 1 737 500 hl was achieved, produced on an area of 43 700 ha (-3% to 2009).

March 5, 2011

Austrian Industrial Producer Prices up by 4.9%

Ongoing upward trend for industrial producer prices in December 2010: +4.9% compared to December 2009; Annual average 2010: +2.7% against 2009

February 19, 2011
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