Press release: 12.393-233/20
– The value of imports of goods was
at €12.67 bn in September 2020, a decrease
of 3.3% compared to September 2019, as Statistics Austria reports. At
the same time, exports of goods increased
by 0.1% to €12.92 bn; Switzerland, Germany and the United States were
affected likewise. The balance of trade thus showed a surplus of €0.25 bn.
Working-day adjusted, imports decreased by 7.3%, exports by 4.4%.
The significant decline due to Corona crisis in March
(import: -7.9%, export: -4.3%), April (import: -25.9%, export: -23.7%) and
May (import: -24.8%, export: -25.4%) was mainly responsible for the negative
development of foreign trade in the current reporting year. In the period January
to September 2020, total imports amounted to €105.67 bn and total
exports added up to €104.60 bn. Compared to the corresponding period
of the previous year, Austrian imports decreased by 11.2% and Austrian
exports declined by 9.0%. A general flattening of exports as well as
imports was already observed in January and February 2020, before the
Corona shutdown in Austria came into effect in mid-March 2020. The global
ITGS balance (Austrian International Trade in Goods Statistics balance)
showed a deficit of €1.07 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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