Wholesale prices in 2020 on average 4.1% lower than in 2019


The annual average of wholesale prices in 2020 was 4.1% below the previous year's level. In December 2020, the index of wholesale prices (WPI 2015) amounted to 103.1 (preliminary value) and thus decreased by 2.7% against December 2019. Compared to November 2020, wholesale prices rose by 1.2%


Regional foreign trade first half of 2020: most Austrian federal states with strong declines

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In the first half year of 2020, eight out of nine Austrian federal states registered decreases in their foreign trade values, according to preliminary results.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant decline in the overall Austrian foreign trade values (imports -12.6% and exports -11.7%).
The strongest reduction on the export side was registered in Styria (-21.9% or -€2.93 bn), followed by Upper Austria (-13.9% or -€2.77 bn) and Lower Austria (-14.5% or -€1.69 bn).


Turnover in industry and construction increased by 0.9% in September 2020; January to September 2020: -9.7%; flash estimates for November 2020 show slight year-on-year increases


A total of 66 696 enterprises in the entire industry and construction sector (+1.1% compared to the previous year) turned over €201.8 bn (-9.7%) from January to September 2020. The working-day adjusted turnover for industry and construction decreased by 10.1%. These figures coupled with a slightly decreasing employment (1 006 984 persons, -0.5%). In September 2020, turnover slightly increased by 0.9% compared to the same month of the previous year (working-day adjusted: -2.3%).



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Government surplus 190.7%

Government debt 1970.5%

HICP 191.5%

Long term interest rate 190.06%