Press release: 12.161-001/20

Vienna,2020-01-02 – In the first half year of 2019, seven out of nine Austrian federal states registered increases on the exportside, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. The federal states Vienna (+7.8%) and Styria (+7.6%) realised the highest relative increases. In absolute terms, Styria (+€0.94 bn), Vienna (+€0.75 bn) and Upper Austria (+€0.74 bn) showed the strongest gains. Carinthia (-4.3% or -€0.17 bn) and Lower Austria (-1.8% or -€0.21 bn) registered a decline compared to the previous period. On the importside, Styria (+6.4% or +€0.61 bn), Lower Austria (+5.7% or +€0.74 bn) and Vorarlberg (+4.2% or +€0.16 bn) recorded the strongest relative increases compared to the previous half year. Salzburg (-0.7% or -€0.05 bn) and Carinthia (-0.2% or -€0.01 bn) had a slightly negative development on the import side. The highest external trade values in terms of trade intensity(sum of imports and exports) were observed in Upper Austria, Vienna and Lower Austria – in the order indicated.

Among the Austrian federal states, the largest share of imports was registered in Vienna (€19.12 bn, 24.0% of the overall Austrian imports). Upper Austria (€15.20 bn, 19.1%) and Lower Austria (€13.80 bn, 17.3%) recorded the second and third highest import shares. With more than one quarter, Upper Austria had the largest share in the overall Austrian exports (€19.97 bn, 25.7%), followed by Styria (€13.38 bn, 17.2%) and Lower Austria (€11.64 bn, 15.0%).

Five of the nine federal states showed a foreign trade surplusfor the reference period. Upper Austria had the largest surplus (€4.77 bn), followed by Styria (€3.28 bn) and Vorarlberg (€1.27 bn). Vienna displayed the highest trade deficit(-€8.76 bn).

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