Press release: 12.126-192/19

Foreign trade January to August 2019: increase in imports (+3.0%) and exports (+2.8%)

Vienna, 2019-11-08 – In the period January to August 2019, total imports amounted to €105.81 bn and total exports added up to €101.94 bn, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, Austrian imports increased by 3.0% and Austrian exports rose by 2.8% as well. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €3.88 bn. Working-day adjusted, the rates of increase were 3.2% for imports and for exports also.

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.