Short term statistics

In 2021, turnover of Austrian service enterprises increased by 4.8% year-on-year in nominal terms, according to Statistics Austria. Compared with 2020, the turnover of retail trade grew by 11.2% in nominal terms and by 4.6% in real terms.

According to Statistics Austria, the number of persons employed in the retail sector increased by 0.6% and in the service sector by 1.4% in 2021 compared with the previous year. Hours worked increased year-on-year in both the trade sector (+5.5%) and the service sector (+7.6%). Likewise, gross wages and salaries recorded a year-on-year increase, up 5.3% in the trade sector and up 6.8% in services.

When making comparisons with the prior-year period, it should be noted that a large proportion of enterprises were affected to varying degrees by closures and other restrictions due to the measures taken against the Corona pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

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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