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)

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