Demographics of the Austrian foreign trade structure

Client/Funding Institution

Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy


The aim of the study is to prepare detailed evidence on the demographics of Austrian firms engaged in foreign trade and to prepare them for economic policy makers. For this purpose, a dataset of the Austrian Micro Data Center (AMDC) is used. The project provides novel insights concerning the characteristics of Austrian companies which are active in foreign trade by destination markets and respective company-level indicators determining the international performance. At the same time, the study exemplifies and discusses the potential for further and more in-depth analyses using the available individual data.


October 2022 - April 2023

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Birgit Buschbom


Keywords: competitiveness, international trade, export

Countries covered: Austria

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI