Press release: 12.281-121/20

Regional foreign trade 2019: Vienna and Upper Austria with strongest increases in export

Vienna, 2020-07-15 – In the year 2019, seven out of nine Austrian federal states registered increases on the export side, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. The federal states Vienna (+7.2% or +€1.36 bn) and Upper Austria (+5.5% or +€2.10 bn) realised the highest increases, both in relative and absolute terms. Carinthia (-8.0% or -€0.65 bn) and Lower Austria (-2.5% or -€0.57 bn) registered a decline compared to the previous period. On the import side, Salzburg (+2.8% or +€0.38 bn), Tyrol (+2.4% or +€0.29 bn) and Upper Austria (+2.2% or +€0.65 bn) recorded the strongest relative increases compared to the year 2018. Only Carinthia (-3.7% or -€0.26 bn) had a negative development on the import side. The highest 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 (€38.43 bn, 24.3% of the overall Austrian imports). Upper Austria (€29.58 bn, 18.7%) and Lower Austria (€27.08 bn, 17.1%) recorded the second and third highest import shares. With more than one quarter, Upper Austria had the largest share in the overall Austrian exports (€40.12 bn, 26.1%), followed by Styria (€26.10 bn, 17.0%) and Lower Austria (€22.53 bn, 14.7%).

Five of the nine federal states showed a trade surplus for the reference period. Upper Austria had the largest surplus (€10.54 bn), followed by Styria (€6.56 bn) and Vorarlberg (€2.63 bn). Vienna displayed the highest trade deficit (-€18.00 bn).

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