Press release: 12.276-116/20

Foreign trade January to April 2020: decrease in imports (-11.3%) and exports (-9.3%)

Vienna, 2020-07-08 – The lockdown in Austria and numerous other countries due to COVID-19 was reflected in the Austrian International Trade in Goods Statistics (ITGS) with sharp falls in both trade flows in April. In the period January to April 2020, total imports amounted to €47.97 bn and total exports added up to €47.37 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, Austrian imports decreased by 11.3% and Austrian exports declined by 9.3%. The global ITGS balance showed a deficit of €0.61 bn. Working-day adjusted, the rates of decrease were 11.4% for imports and 9.6% for exports.

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.