Press release: 11.594-154/17

Continuous growth of imports and exports from January to May 2017

Vienna, 2017-08-08 – In the period January to May 2017, total imports amounted to €61.07 bn and total exports amounted to €59.17 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year Austrian imports increased by 9.8% while Austrian exports rose by 9.6%. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €1.90 bn. The working-day adjusted rates of increase were 8.3% for imports and 8.2% for exports.

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