Press release: 12.650-241/21
– The value of imports of goods was
at €13.55 bn in August 2021, an increase
of 24.8% compared to August 2020, according to preliminary results by
Statistics Austria. At the same time, exports
of goods rose by 19.8% to €12.24 bn. The balance of trade thus
showed a deficit of €1.31 bn. Working-day adjusted, the rates of increase
were 20.5% for imports and 14.7% for exports.
The four most important product groups for international
trade in goods are machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods,
chemicals and related products and miscellaneous manufactured articles.
Aggregated they showed an import growth of 20.9% to €10.46 bn and their
exports rose by 18.3% to €10.17 bn. The highest absolute growth in
exports was recorded with manufactured goods (+32.6%), followed by chemicals
and related products (+30.1%).
For more detailed information please refer to the German
version. Visualisations of the foreign trade data for 2020
are available in the ITGS-Atlas.
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