Press release: 12.703-001/22
– In the first half year 2021, all Austrian federal states registered
increases compared to the first half year 2020, according to preliminary
results by Statistics Austria.
"After heavy losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic
in 2020, regional foreign trade showed clear signs of recovery in the
first half of 2021. Most Austrian federal states were able to regain
or even surpass their pre-crisis levels. The increase in exports was
particularly strong in Vorarlberg, at more than +25%. On the import
side, Upper Austria achieved the largest increase with a plus of 28.4%,"
says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
In the first half of 2021, Austrian foreign trade
increased by +22.9% for imports and +17.3% for exports. All nine federal
states recorded a growth in exports compared to the first half of 2020.
The largest relative increase on the export side was registered in Vorarlberg
(+25.9% or +€1.26 bn), followed by Styria (+23.9% or +€2.50 bn)
and Upper Austria (+22.7% or +€3.91 bn). Vienna, which showed the
most stable development on the export side in the first half of 2020,
recorded with +1.5% in the first half of 2021 the lowest growth of all
nine federal states. Similar to the export side, all nine federal states
were also able to achieve substantial increases in imports. On the import
side, Upper Austria (+28.4% or +€3.74 bn), Salzburg (+24.6% or +€1.40
bn) and Vienna (+24.3% or +€4.13 bn) showed the strongest relative
increases. Tyrol, which was the only federal state with a positive development
in the first half of 2020, recorded with +11.5% or +€0.70 bn the lowest
growth in the first half of 2021.
The exports of goods from Austria amounted to a total
of €80.35 bn. in the first half of 2021. With more than one quarter,
Upper Austria had the largest share in the overall Austrian exports
(€21.11 bn, 26.3%). Styria was the federal state with the second highest
export values (€12.94 bn or 16.1%), followed by Lower Austria (€11.80 bn
or 14.7%) and Vienna (€10.57 bn or 13.2%). In the first half year of
2021 the imports of Austria totalled €85.60 bn. With a value of €21.11 bn,
Vienna had the highest share on the import side (24.7%), followed by
Upper Austria (€16.91 bn or 19.8%) and Lower Austria (€14.01 bn or
16.4%). In terms of trade intensity (sum of imports and exports), Upper
Austria, Vienna and Lower Austria were the federal states with the highest
foreign trade values.
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