Short term statistics

In 2020, turnover of Austrian trade enterprises decreased by 5.3%, turnover in real terms decreased by 4.8%. Turnover at current prices in Austrian service sectors fell by 15.6% compared with the previous year.

Number of persons employed declined by 1.7% in trade and by 7.3% in services compared to the year 2018. Hours worked were reduced by 9.9% in trade and by 19.3% in services. In 2020, wage and salaries dropped by 1.3% for employees of Austrian trade enterprises and by 4.3% for employees in Austrian service enterprises, compared to the year 2019.

Short term statistics provide statistical data on the economic trends in trade and in selected services sectors as a source of information for market analyses. Short term indicators are calculated and published according to an EU-compliant concept in the breakdown of the statistical classifications of economic activities OENACE 2008. Further information to the statistical classifications of economic activities can be found under classifications.

In order to reflect changes in the structure of the economy, and starting with the publication of data for the reference month January 2018 (Trade) and first quarter 2018 (Services), the base year of all short-term business statistics (STS) was updated from 2010 to 2015.

Under Conceptual overview (PDF, 60KB) an overview of all adjustments of STS in Trade and Services and the method used for producing short term indicators can be found.

Links to the Trade and Services Databases are provided under Stat. Databases.

Please consult our German website for further information.

Results (overview): Trade
Results (overview): Services

Conceptual overview (PDF, 34 KB)

06.10.2021Wages and salaries in trade and services increased in the first half of 2021PDF32 KB
03.09.2021Considerable increase of turnover in services by 20.3% in the second quarter of 2021; still well below pre-crisis level PDF30 KB
04.08.2021Turnover in Austrian retail sector increased by 6.4% in the first half of 2021PDF31 KB
04.06.2021Historic 24.0% drop in turnover for service enterprises in the first quarter of 2021PDF30 KB
06.05.2021Turnover of Austrian retail trade increased by 23.6% in March 2021PDF31 KB
06.04.2021Number of persons employed in trade and in services decreased in 2020PDF30 KB
04.03.2021Austria's service and trade enterprises with significant turnover losses in 2020PDF31 KB
04.02.2021Austrian retail trade 2020: food retail turnover increased, non-food retail decreased partly significantlyPDF32 KB
03.12.2020Turnover of service and trade enterprises decreased in the first three quarters of 2020PDF30 KB
05.11.2020Turnover in Austrian retail trade increased by 0.4% in the first nine months of 2020 PDF30 KB
05.10.2020Hours worked in trade and services decreased in the first half of 2020PDF31 KB
03.09.2020Considerable decrease of turnover in services by 27.9% in the second quarter of 2020PDF31 KB
05.08.2020Turnover in Austrian retail sector decreased by 1.9% in the first half of 2020PDF35 KB
04.06.2020Decline in turnover for service enterprises (-5.5%) and trade (-4.1%) in the first quarter of 2020 PDF34 KB
06.05.2020Turnover of Austrian retail trade decreased by 12.9% in March 2020; 29.0% in the non-food areaPDF30 KB
03.04.2020Number of persons employed in trade and in services increased in 2019 PDF30 KB
04.03.2020Turnover of Austrian service and trade enterprises increased in 2019 PDF33 KB
05.02.2020Turnover in Austrian retail trade increased in 2019PDF33 KB



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