Press release: 12.549-140/21
– In 2020, total imports
amounted to €144.42 bn and total exports
added up to €142.57 bn, according to final
results by Statistics Austria. Compared to 2019, Austrian imports
decreased by 8.5% and Austrian exports declined by 7.1%. The balance
of trade thus showed a deficit of €1.85 bn. Working-day
adjusted, the rates of decrease were 8.8% for imports and 7.5% for exports.
Since 2011 total imports and since 2015 also total
exports exceeded €130 bn; the mark of €150 bn has been exceeded in
both trade flows 2018 as well as 2019. 2020 showed significant declines,
however, total imports and total exports amounted clearly over €140 bn.
The decline in the months April (imports: -25.9%, exports: -23.7%) and
May (imports: -24.6%, exports: -25.4%), which were the first months particularly
coined by corona-related restrictions, significantly contributed to
the negative development of the reporting year as a whole. A general
flattening of exports as well as imports was already seen in January
and February 2020. The last two months 2020 showed slight increases:
November (imports: +1.3%, exports: +3.3%) and December (imports: +2.1%,
For more detailed information please refer to the German
version. Visualisations of the foreign trade data for 2020
are available in the ITGS-Atlas.
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