Country report Austria 2017

Country report

  • Austria
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,
  • Chemicals/Pharma,
  • Construction,
  • Consumer Durables,
  • Electronics/ICT,
  • Financial Services,
  • Food,
  • Machines/Engineering,
  • Metals,
  • Paper,
  • Services,
  • Steel,
  • Textiles

16th May 2017

Despite higher economic growth rate of about 2% is expected in 2017, business insolvencies are forecast to increase again in 2017, by 3% year-on-year.

Austria key indicators

Austria industries performance forecast

The insolvency environment

The phase of yearly insolvencies decreases has come to an end

After decreasing three years in a row, Austrian business insolvencies increased again in 2016, by 1.5%, and are expected to rise further in 2017 (up 3%).





Austrian business insolvencies





Economic situation

Higher growth expected in 2017





Austria real GDP growth




Austrian GDP grew 1.4% in 2016 and is expected to increase 1.9% in 2017, fuelled by both domestic consumption and exports. Private consumption is forecast to increase 1.9%, helped by decreasing unemployment.


Austria real private consumption


Exports are expected to benefit from increasing demand in the eurozone and overseas markets. Inflation is forecast to increase more than 2% in 2017 following the 0.9% rise in 2016.









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