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Foreign Trade

US Fashion Brand Abercrombie & Fitch Wants to Enter Austria

The troubled US fashion company Abercrombie & Fitch plans, according to Regio-Data, to enter the Austrian market.

February 17, 2015

Austrian Foreign Trade Surplus Hits EUR 540 Mln in November

Austria's foreign trade surplus amounted to EUR 540 million (USD 614.9 million) in November, statistics office Statistik Austria said Friday.

February 6, 2015

Polish Plast-Box Boosts Exports to Austria

PlastBox, producer of plastics, is raising sales to the Austrian market. In 2014 the Słupsk-based producer delivered almost 3 million plastic containers to Austria, which means 31 pct growth, compared to last year. At the same time the value of exports to Austria increased by 26 pct.

February 6, 2015

Retail Industry Generated More Revenues in 2014

The Austrian retail trade companies (without car trade) recorded a nominal growth of 1.1 percent in 2014, according to preliminary calculations of Statistik Austria. Taking into consideration the rate of inflation, a real growth of 0.4 percent was recorded.

February 4, 2015

Contraction of Exports in October - Trade with Russia Collapses

Following growth in September, Austrian exports of goods dropped in October: they sank 4.4 percent to EUR 11.70 billion - Statistik Austria announced on Friday. In the first ten months of the year foreign trade with Russia, Austria's fourth-biggest non-EU trade partner, collapsed. Exports to Russia shrank 7.7 percent, imports from the country plunged by 20.8 percent.

January 9, 2015

Upper Austria Generates a Quarter of all Austrian Exports

Five out of nine Austrian provinces achieved trade surplus in the first half of 2014, according to preliminary data from Statistik Austria. The highest trade surplus was achieved by Upper Austria, EUR 4.1 billion (USD 4.94 billion), i.e. a quarter of all Austrian exports originate from Upper Austria. Vienna booked the biggest deficit EUR 7.1 billion.

January 7, 2015

Exports to Russia Caved in by 15 Pct in 2014

Austria’s export volume has reached a new high in 2014, even though exports to Russia have caved in by 9.4 percent in the first three quarters of 2014, Statistik Austria reports. In the whole year exports to that country are expected to have shrunk by 15 percent, the business chamber estimates.

December 19, 2014

Austrian Business Delegation Visits Shanghai and Beijing

Austrian deputy Chancellor and Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner, as well as Foreign Affairs Minister Sebastian Kurz and Agriculture Minister Andrä Rupprechter (all politicians are affiliated to the Austrian People’s Party, ÖVP) are currently on a business trip to China. The delegation has also scheduled a meeting with China’s Vice-PM.

October 22, 2014

Austria's Foreign Trade: Imports +1.0%, Exports +1.2% in H1 2014

According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, total imports amounted to €64.62 bn and total exports amounted to €63.23 bn in the period January to June 2014.

September 5, 2014

Analysis: Bilateral Trade and Investments Between Turkey and Austria Decreased Slightly

According to the office of the Commercial Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in Vienna, Austria is Turkey’s 34th largest goods export market with exports worth US$ 1 billion.

June 9, 2014
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