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Tyrol and Salzburg with highest relative exports increases in Austria

Staff Writer | January 6, 2017
In the first half year 2016, the federal states Tyrol (+8.7%) and Salzburg (+4.5%) realized the highest relative increases in exports, according to preliminary results by Statistics Austria.
German economy   Regional foreign trade
Tyrol showed the strongest development (€0.48 bn) in absolute terms. While eight out of nine federal states could increase their export values compared to the first half year 2015, only Lower Austria (-3.1%, €-0.32 bn) registered a decrease.

On the importside eight out of nine federal states could increase their figures, with only Lower Austria recording lower imports compared to the previous reference period(-5.3%, €-0.61 bn).

The most dynamic developments were recorded for Salzburg (+11.6%, €0.65 bn) and Tyrol (+10.6%, €0.51 bn) in both, relative and absolute terms .The highest external trade values in terms of trade-intensity (sum of imports and exports) were observed in Upper Austria, Vienna and Lower Austria – in the order indicated.

Among the nine Austrian federal states, most imports were registered in Vienna (€16.96 bn, 25.5% of the overall Austrian imports). Upper Austria (€12.70 bn, 19.1%) and Lower Austria (€10.80 bn, 16.2%) recorded the second and third highest imports respectively.

With more than one quarter, Upper Austria had the largest share in the overall Austrian exports (€17.09 bn, 26.1%), followed by Lower Austria (€10.04 bn, 15.3%) and Styria (€9.85 bn, 15.0%).

Five of the nine federal states showed a foreign trade surplus for the reference period. Upper Austria had the largest surplus (€4.39 bn), whereas Vienna accumulated the highest trade deficit (€-8.22 bn).