Diesel engines, non-alcoholic beverages and refined petroleum also appear among the 20 highest value product categories.
The following list shows which Austrian exports attracted the most sales during 2015. Unlike most information currently available on the web, the items below are detailed at the 4-digit tariff code level. This granularity can help entrepreneurs identify precisely which products in which Austria has strong competitive advantages over other nations, and also opportunities for innovation.
Austria is the world’s eighth-largest exporter.
Highest Value Austrian Export Products
Below are the 20 highest value export products shipped from Austria in 2015. Shown within brackets is the 4-digit harmonized tariff system code for each item.
- Phone system devices: US$5.1 billion (HTS code 8517)
- Medication mixes in dosage: $4.9 billion (3004)
- Automobile parts/accessories: $4.4 billion (8708)
- Cars: $4.1 billion (8703)
- Blood fractions (including antisera): $2.6 billion (3002)
- Engines (diesel): $2.6 billion (8408)
- Non-alcoholic drinks (not water/juice/milk): $2.3 billion (2202)
- Piston engines: $1.9 billion (8407)
- Base metal mountings, fittings: $1.7 billion (8302)
- Electrical converters/power units: $1.5 billion (8504)
- Processed petroleum oils: $1.3 billion (2710)
- Trucks: $1.3 billion (8704)
- Sawn wood: $1.3 billion (4407)
- Wood carpentry, builders’ joinery: $1.2 billion (4418)
- Coated paper: $1.2 billion (4810)
- Miscellaneous machinery: $1.2 billion (8479)
- Flat-rolled other alloy steel products: $1.2 billion (7225)
- Miscellaneous plastic items: $1.1 billion (3926)
- Unrecorded sound media: $1.1 billion (8523)
- Piston engine parts: $1.1 billion (8409)
Austrian-made mobile phones posted the greatest percentage increase in value, up 291.5% from 2011 to 2015.
In second place were piston engine parts up 31.6% over the same 5-year period.
Austrian exported blood fractions including antisera grew 15.8% while international sales of base metal mountings and fittings appreciated by 12.7%.
Overall, the average drop in the value of Austrian exports from 2011 to 2015 was -9.9%.
See also Austria’s Top 10 Exports and Austria’s Top Import Partners
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database (GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity). Accessed on April 4, 2016
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports and World Population, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on April 4, 2016
Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on April 4, 2016