Diesel engines, non-alcoholic beverages and piston engines also appear among the 20 highest value product categories.
The following list shows which Austrian exports attracted the most sales during 2016. Unlike most information currently available on the web, the items below are detailed at the 4-digit tariff code level.
This level of granularity can help entrepreneurs identify precisely which products in which Austria has strong competitive advantages over other nations, and also opportunities for innovation.
Highest Value Austrian Export Products
Below are the 20 highest value export products shipped from Austria in 2016. Shown within brackets for each item is the percentage change in value from 2009 to 2016.
- Medication mixes in dosage: US$5.4 billion (up 17% since 2009)
- Phone system devices including smartphones: $4.8 billion (up 291.7%)
- Automobile parts/accessories: $4.6 billion (up 36.9%)
- Cars: $4.4 billion (up 27.9%)
- Blood fractions (including antisera): $2.7 billion (up 20.1%)
- Engines (diesel): $2.6 billion (up 27.3%)
- Non-alcoholic drinks (not water/juice/milk): $2.4 billion (up 52.3%)
- Piston engines: $2 billion (up 4.7%)
- Base metal mountings, fittings: $1.8 billion (up 55.2%)
- Rubber/plastic article making machines: $1.8 billion (up 109.1%)
- Trucks: $1.6 billion (up 11.1%)
- Electrical converters/power units: $1.5 billion (down -10%)
- Sawn wood: $1.4 billion (down -1.1%)
- Wood carpentry, builders’ joinery: $1.3 billion (up 15%)
- Flat-rolled other alloy steel products: $1.2 billion (up 58.9%)
- Miscellaneous machinery: $1.2 billion (up 9.2%)
- Computers, optical readers: $1.1 billion (up 97%)
- Coated paper: $1.1 billion (down -10.9%)
- Aircraft parts: $1.1 billion (up 139.6%)
- Miscellaneous plastic items: $1.1 billion (up 42.4%)
Austrian-made phone system devices including smartphones appreciated at the fastest pace, up 291.7% from 2009 to 2016.
In second place were aircraft parts up 139.6% over the same 7-year period.
Austrian exported rubber or plastic article making machines grew in value 109.1% while Austria’s international sales of computers were up 97%.
Overall, Austrian exports averaged a 15.9% gain from 2009 to 2016.
See also Austria’s Top Trading Partners, Austria’s Top 10 Exports and Austria’s Top 10 Imports
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database (GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity). Accessed on March 27, 2017
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports and World Population, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on March 27, 2017
Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on March 27, 2017