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Statistics Austria

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

New Car Registrations Up by 4.8% in August

Registrations of new motor vehicles in August 2011: +4.2%; passenger cars: +4.8%, lorries: -0.3%.

September 9, 2011

Retail Trade with Significant Drop in Revenue in July

Adjusted for inflation, revenue of the Austrian retail companies declined by 4.6% compared to the previous year.

September 8, 2011

Upward Trend for Austrian Service Industry

Austrian service enterprises achieve turnover increase by 4.6% in the first half of 2011

September 7, 2011

Strong Rise in Industrial Prices Holds On

Austrian Wholesale price index in August 2011: +6.9% against August 2010. However, compared to July 2011, prices decreased.

September 7, 2011

Strong Growth in Industrial and Construction Turnover

Positive production trends in industry and construction in May 2011; total turnover up 18.7%. Automotive industry and engineering are dominant factors.

August 30, 2011

Slight Increase in Construction Output

Austrian output of construction of buildings and civil engineering increased by 1.9% in the period from January to May 2011. Volume of orders grew 7.9%.

August 30, 2011

Tourism: New Record in Arrivals

First half of tourism summer season 2011: Rise in overnights by 1.7%, arrivals peaked at 9.19 million.

August 25, 2011

Production Index: Construction Output Down 3%

Production index in June 2011: +5.5% compared to June 2010, -0.8% against May 2011.

August 24, 2011

Significant Decline in Used Car Registrations

Registrations of used motor vehicles in July 2011: -7.5%; passenger cars -6.5%, lorries -11.6%.

August 19, 2011

Industrial Producer Prices Up 3.9% in June

The Producer Price Index fell marginally against the previous month. Compared to June 2010, prices were still 3.9% higher in June 2011.

August 19, 2011

Inflation Speeds Up in July

Consumer price inflation rose to 3.5% in July, the highest value since September 2008. Mineral oil products remained the main price driver.

August 17, 2011

Further Increase in Construction Cost

Construction cost continued to increase in July 2011: +2.1% against 2010, +0.1% compared to June 2011.

August 16, 2011

Construction Output Price Index Keeps Increasing

The index reached 103.2 points in the second quarter: +3.6% year-on-year, +0.5% against the first quarter.

August 10, 2011

Slightly Positive Development of New Car Registrations in July

Registrations of new motor vehicles in July 2011: -2.3%; passenger cars: +1.1%, lorries: +5.0%.

August 9, 2011

Wholesale Prices Still on the Rise

Wholesale price index in July 2011: +9.3% against July 2010, +0.2% against June 2011. Main drivers were cereals, fertilizers and gasoline.

August 5, 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

Austrians Buy Less – Sales in Retail Trade Dropped 0.8%

Sales volume of food retail trade was up 0.3% in the first half of the year while the non-food sector registered a decline by 0.8%.

August 1, 2011

Start-Ups in Austria 2009: Rate of Enterprise Creation at 6.9%

On average, 2.4 jobs were created per start-up. 85.4% of all new enterprises were operating in the services sector.

August 1, 2011

Austrian Industrial and Construction Turnover Up by 10.9%

Opposing production trends in industry and construction in April 2011; turnover increased by 10.9%. Energy and metal industry are dominant factors.

July 29, 2011

Construction Output Down by 3.4%

Austrian output of construction of buildings and civil engineering decreased by 3.4% from January until April 2011. Volume of orders increased by 8.1%.

July 29, 2011

Austrians’ Holiday Patterns Are Changing

Traditional summer vacation is getting less important; every third main holiday trip takes place in winter.

July 27, 2011

Growth in Production Is Slowing Down

Production index in May 2011: +6.7% compared to May 2010, +0.3% against April 2011.

July 25, 2011

Austrian Tourism: Slight Increase in Overnights

First third of summer season 2011: Rise in overnights by 3.7% in the period May to June. The number of arrivals reached a new record high.

July 25, 2011

Moderate Decline in One-Day Car Registrations

One-day registrations of passenger cars in the first half of 2011: -0.7%; 5.1% of new passenger cars were deregistered within one day.

July 22, 2011

Slight Increase in Used Car Registrations from January to June

Registrations of used motor vehicles in the first half of 2011: +2.4%; passenger cars +1.5%, lorries +1.0%.

July 20, 2011

Rise of Industrial Producer Prices Is Slowing Down

Prices of industrial goods gained 4.6% in May 2011. For the first time in six months the annual rate of change was less than 5%.

July 20, 2011

Inflation Rate Remains on a High Level

Consumer price inflation was steady at 3.3% in June 2011. Above-average price increases were registered for traffic and foodstuffs.

July 14, 2011

New Motor Vehicles: All-Time Record in First Half of 2011

January to June 2011: Increase of new motor vehicle registrations by 9.9 % to 245,396 vehicles; new passenger car registrations up 10.6%.

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

Strong Increase in Wholesale Prices

Wholesale price index in June 2011: +8.9% against June 2010, +0.5% against May 2011. Main drivers were cereals, fertilizers and gasoline.

July 6, 2011

Austrian Industrial and Construction Turnover up by 14.0%

Positive production trends in industry and construction in March 2011; turnover +14.0%. Metal industry and automotive industry are dominant factors.

July 1, 2011
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