Export bonus: Significance and performance of Austrian exporters

Client/Funding Institution

Austrian Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs


In view of the importance of the export economy for Austria, in 2009 the Ministry of Economics commissioned that examined the characteristics (e.g. size distributions, productivity) of export enterprises. Due to the already long time horizon since the study has been undertaken - the data used in the study goes back to 2006 – the results are now outdated and it is no longer possible to use them without a certain degree of caution. However, the present study project will not only update these results, it is also intended to provide scope for expanding the factors considered (e.g. including R&D performance, ownership dimension). In addition, the methods used should also be brought up to date and additional data will be included.


October 2021 - April 2022

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Birgit Buschbom, Mahdi Ghodsi, Oliver Reiter, Roman Stöllinger

Project Partners

Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)


Keywords: export, export premium, international trade, competitiveness

Countries covered: Austria

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI