The future development of EU industry in a global context

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry


The objective of this study was to assess the future development of EU exports. By applying advanced econometric techniques, the future development of export performance of manufacturing and services sectors have been examined under various assumptions. In particular, the study aimed to identify future strengths and weaknesses in EU exports, in order to derive policy recommendations for Member States and EU institutions. Results of this exercise have been used to assess future developments of sectors classified by technological intensity, value added intensity, and growth impacts as well as other measures.


December 2014 - March 2015

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Sandra M. Leitner, Roman Stöllinger


Countries covered: EU-28

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI