Study on the Luxury Industry in Europe

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry


The overall objective of the study is to obtain a complete overview of the luxury industry across Europe including less commonly known initiatives in new, small or peripheral Member States. It shall become clear how the luxury industry works both within Europe and internationally and which factors are specific to luxury only. The outlook shall highlight which framework conditions will have an impact on the future of the industry. wiiw conducts an in-depth-analysis of trade flows to the project. This was a Request for Service within a Framework Contract on 'Industrial Competitiveness' with (EU) DG Enterprise.


September 2012 - February 2013

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Ronald Hartwig

Project Partners


Keywords: manufacturing

Countries covered: EU27

Research Areas: Sectoral studies