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Statistics Austria

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

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
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