Compared to year 2018, the turnover of the Austrian
foreign trade of the year 2019 (final results) indicated an increase
with regard to imports as well as to exports. Austrian imports of goods
rose by 1.1% to €157.82 bn; Austrian exports grew by 2.3% to €153.50 bn.
Foreign trade with EU member states showed a growth in both trade flows
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Imports of Machinery and transport equipment increased by 3.7% to €56.83 bn and showed the strongest plus in terms of value and the highest value for imports. The value of imports of Miscellaneous manufactured articles increased by 3.1% to €23.70 bn.
The highest increase for exports revealed Chemicals
and related products
Overall, trade with the EU member states accounted for 70.1% of total imports (year 2018: 70.7%) and 69.7% of total exports (year 2018: 69.9%). In 2019 as a whole, imports of goods from the EU partner countries rose by 0.3% to €110.66 bn. Exports of goods to these countries increased by 1.9% to €106.94 bn. Compared with the previous year; the deficit in trade with the EU declined from €5.38 bn to €3.72 bn.
The most important EU-trading partners for imports were Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Netherlands. One half of these countries showed a plus for imports. Germany, Italy, France, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland played an important role in Austrian exports to the EU Member States. With the exception of Germany, Italy and Czech Republic these countries recorded an increase for exports.
The largest growth with respect to imports and exports
was recorded for Machinery and transport equipment (intra-EU-imports:
The value of imports from non-EU countries increased by 3.1% to €47.16 bn; exports grew by 3.2% to €46.56 bn. The balance of trade with non-EU countries showed a deficit of €0.60 bn. In the year 2019 an amount of 29.9% of all imports were registered with third countries while the share of exports was 30.3%.
China, the United States and Switzerland were the
most important non-EU-trading partners on the import side and showed
positive change rates compared with 2018 (except Switzerland). On the
export side the three major non-EU countries are congruent: United States
followed by Switzerland and China. The export values of these three
third countries increased (exception: United States
The increase of import values of Machinery and transport
|January – December|
|Year||Imports||Exports||Import (-) or export (+) surplus||Increase (+) or decrease (-) against the previous year||Percentage|
|€1 000||Per cent|
|Non-EU countries (extra-EU-imports/-exports)|
|S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, monthly foreign trade statistic - *) final results; Compiled on 26 June 2020|
|Results (overview): foreign trade: imports, exports and percentage change; 2019 (final results)|
|Foreign trade: imports, exports with balance; 2019 (final results)|
|08.02.2021||Foreign trade in November 2020: imports slightly increased by 0.05%, exports rose by 1.8%|
|08.01.2021||Foreign trade in October 2020: imports declined by 6.0%, exports by 10.7%|
|09.12.2020||Foreign trade in September 2020: imports declined by 3.3%, exports stagnated at +0.1%|
|09.11.2020||Foreign trade in August 2020 still restrained: imports declined by 5.6%, exports by 7.2%|
|09.10.2020||Foreign trade July 2020: exports declined by 6.1%, imports by 15.5%|
|08.09.2020||Foreign trade shows first possible signs of recovery: imports and exports in June 2020 each sunk by around 5%|
|07.08.2020||Foreign trade January to May 2020: decrease in imports (-14.3%) and exports (-12.9%)|
|08.07.2020||Foreign trade January to April 2020: decrease in imports (-11.3%) and exports (-9.3%)|
|26.06.2020||Foreign trade 2019 (final results): increase in imports (+1.1%) and exports (+2.3%)|
|09.06.2020||Foreign trade January to March 2020: decrease in imports (-6.8%) and exports (-5.0%)|
|08.05.2020||Foreign trade January to February 2020: decrease in imports (-6.3%) and exports (-4.9%)|
|10.03.2020||Foreign trade 2019: increase in imports (+1.2%) and exports (+2.5%)|
|07.02.2020||Foreign trade January to November 2019: increase in imports (+1.6%) and exports (+2.4%)|
|09.01.2020||Foreign trade January to October 2019: increase in imports (+2.3%) and exports (+2.9%)|
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