Press release: 12.340-180/20
– The value of imports of goods was at €12.14 bn in July
2020, a decrease of 15.5% compared to July 2019. As Statistics Austria
further reports, imports from the United States and Germany recorded
the sharpest falls. At the same time, exports of goods decreased by
6.1% to €12.66 bn; Germany and the United States were affected likewise.
The balance of trade thus showed a surplus of €0.52 bn.
The significant decline due to COVID-19 in March (import:
-8.0%, export: -4.3%), April (import: -26.1%, export: -23.7%) and May (import:
-24.8%, export: -25.4%) was mainly responsible for the negative development
of foreign trade in the current reporting year. In the period January
to July 2020, total imports amounted to €82.00 bn and total exports
added up to €81.46 bn. Compared to the corresponding period of the
previous year, Austrian imports decreased by 13.1% and Austrian exports
declined by 10.5%. The global ITGS balance (Austrian International Trade
in Goods Statistics balance) showed a deficit of €0.54 bn.
For more detailed information please refer to the German
version. Visualisations of the foreign trade data for 2019
are available in the ITGS-Atlas,
the interactive tree maps on imports
as well as exports
and a bar diagram.
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