Press release: 11.739-050/18

Imports and exports both increased by more than 8% in 2017

Vienna, 2018-03-09 – In the period January to December 2017, total imports amounted to €147.62 bn and total exports added up to €141.92 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, Austrian imports increased by 8.8% and Austrian exports rose by 8.2%. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €5.70 bn. Working-day adjusted, the rates of increase were 9.4% for imports and 9.0% for exports.

For more detailed information please refer to the German version. A visualisation of the foreign trade data for 2017 is available in the ITGS.Atlas.