Press release: 12.318-158/20
– The value of imports of goods was at €11.61 bn in June
2020, a decrease of 5.1% compared to June 2019, as Statistics Austria
reports. The strongest decrease was recorded with Germany. At the same
time, exports of goods decreased by 5.4% to €11.49 bn; Italy and Hungary
were particularly affected. The balance of trade thus showed a deficit
of €0.12 bn.
The visible decline due to COVID-19 months March (import:
-8.4%, export: -4,4%), April (import: -26.2%, export: -23.9%) and May (import:
-25.1%, export: -25.6%) decisively contributed the negative development
of current reporting year. In the period January
to June 2020, total imports amounted to €69.65 bn and total exports
added up to €68.51 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria.
Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, Austrian
imports decreased by 13.0% and Austrian exports declined by 11.7%. The
global ITGS balance (Austrian International Trade in Goods Statistics
balance) showed a deficit of €1.14 bn.
For more detailed information please refer to the German
version. Visualisations of the foreign trade data for 2019
are available in the ITGS-Atlas,
the interactive tree maps on imports
as well as exports
and a bar diagram.
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