Die Sachgüterproduktion Österreichs: Entwicklung und gesamtwirtschaftliche Bedeutung im internationalen Vergleich

Client/Funding Institution

The Chamber of Labour (AK Wien)


The employment and income situation in the manufacturing sector of a country – especially in small and open economies – is driven by different and partly opposing economic factors. This includes different productivity developments (e.g. catching-up of emerging countries), wage developments that may reflect the economic conditions of other sectors of the economy or the economy as a whole, exploiting innovation potential and specialisation in relevant industries and the opportunities and challenges of internationalisation of production and trade. Individual countries positioned their manufacturing industries differently. This study analyses the development of the Austrian manufacturing industry compared to other countries, the potential determinants of this development and the importance of the manufacturing industry in terms of value added and employment in the Austrian economy.


November 2013 - March 2014

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Cornelia Stocker-Waldhuber, Roman Stöllinger

Research Areas: Sectoral studies