Press release: 11.982-048/19

Imports and exports both increased by more than 5% in 2018

Vienna, 2019-03-11 – In the period January to December 2018, total imports amounted to €155.71 bn and total exports added up to €150.00 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, Austrian imports increased by 5.5% and Austrian exports also rose by 5.7%. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €5.71 bn. Working day-adjusted, the rates of increase were 5.5% for imports and 5.4% for exports.

For more detailed information please refer to the German version. Visualisations of the foreign trade data for 2018 are available in the ITGS.Atlas, the interactive tree maps on imports as well as exports and a bar diagram.