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Indicateurs clés

Région
83,871 km2
Population
8,665,550 (July 2015 est.)
Type de gouvernement
federal republic
Langues
German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official in Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 census)
PIB
$404.3 billion (2015 est.)
Taux de croissance
0.9% (2015 est.)
IHD
23
Capitale
Vienna

 

Introduction

Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic and Monetary Union in 1999.

Source: The CIA World Factbook - Austria

 

Indicateurs macroéconomiques

A gradual recovery is underway. For the first time since 2011, growth is projected to exceed 1% in 2016 and to strengthen further in 2017. The recent tax reform will boost private consumption. Investment growth has turned positive and is expected to strengthen further on the back of historically low interest rates and low oil prices.

Completing orderly wind-downs of failed banks is important to revive confidence, reduce the financial links between banks and the public sector, and strengthen the banking sector. Remaining subsidies to early retirement should be eliminated to raise employment of the elderly, especially women, closer to the OECD average. Rapid integration of migrants in the labour market would entail benefits for social cohesion, growth and Austria's fiscal position.

Labour productivity growth has varied considerably across sectors in Austria over the past five years, remaining buoyant in manufacturing but declining in services and construction. Reform backlogs in services hinder competition and reduce other sectors’ prospects of benefiting from cost-efficient intermediate inputs and the diffusion of new technologies.

Source: OECD - Economic Forecast

IMF Statistics

Subject descriptor20142015201620172018
Gross domestic product, constant prices
Percent change
0.3530.8621.3541.1801.240
Gross domestic product, current prices
U.S. dollars (Billions)
437.582374.261387.299401.138414.848
Gross domestic product per capita, current prices
U.S. dollars (Units)
51,215.49643,413.63344,561.31045,798.94047,021.345
Inflation, average consumer prices
Percent change
1.4670.8090.8741.5451.754
Volume of imports of goods and services
Percent change
1.3351.8522.8201.6423.438
Volume of exports of goods and services
Percent change
2.1111.6442.6321.3293.262
Unemployment rate
Percent of total labor force
5.6255.7336.1636.3506.250
Current account balance
U.S. dollars (Billions)
8.4789.58310.19410.67010.601
Current account balance
Percent of GDP
1.9372.5602.6322.6602.555
Colored cells are estimates

Source: IMF Statistics - Austria

 

Le Luxembourg et le pays

Existing conventions and agreements

Non double taxation agreement 

In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.

- Convention from 18.10.1962 (Memorial 1963, A, p. 734 )
- Effective as of 02.07.1964 (Memorial 1964, A, p. 476)
- Protocol amendment from 21.5.1992 (Memorial 1993, A, pp.. 1033 et seq.)
- Effective as of 01.02.1994 (Memorial 1994, A, p. 120)
- Protocol amendment and Exchange of letters from 07.07.2009
- Act from 31.3.2010 (Memorial 2010, A, no. 51, p. 830 )
- Effective as of 1.9.2010 (Memorial 2010, A, no. Of 97 29.06.2010 p. 1796)

Air Services agreement

- Agreement from 13.10.1952 (Memorial 1953, A, p. 735 )
- Effective as of 09.01.1953 (Memorial 1953, A, p. 1184)
- Exchange of Notes from 16.03.1956
- Effective as of the same date

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luxembourg

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Plus d'informations

Foreign Trade

The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.

You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.

Contact points in Austria

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Austria

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary: M. Hubert WURTH

Secretary of Legation, Vice-Consul: Mr. François BERGS

Sternwartestrasse, 81
A-1180 Vienna

Tel : +43 1 478-2142
Fax : +43 1 478-2144
E-mail : vienne.amb(at)mae.etat.lu

 

Economic and Commercial Attaché (AWEX)

Philippe WALKIERS

Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 8
101040 Vienna

Tel: +43 1 504 72 14
E-mail: vienna(at)awex-wallonia.com 

Economic and Commercial Attaché (FIT)

Economic and Trade Representative: Guido Scharpé

Belgian Embassy
Mariahilferstrasse 121B / 6
A - 1060 Vienna
Austria

Phone: +43 1 596 09 70
Fax: +43 1 596 09 70 79
E-mail: vienna(at)fitagency.com

Honorary Consuls

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction over Styria and Carinthia Bundesländer: Mr.Franz-HARNONCOURT UNVERZAGT

Herrengasse 18-20
A-8010 Graz

Tel: +43 316 80 37 216 / +43 316 80 37 215  
Fax: +43 316 80 37 16 82
E-mail: franz.harnoncourt-Unverzagt(at)grawe.at  
 
Honorary Consul with jurisdiction over Tyrol and Vorarlberg Bundesländer: Dr.Armand HAUSMANN

Secretariat: Gerald KONEGGER

Medical University of Innsbruck
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Anichstrasse 35,
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel: +43 512 504 8162 0
Fax: +43 512 504 2542 4
E-mail: armand.hausmann(at)i-med.ac.at

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction over the Bundesländer Salzburg: Mrs.Suzanne HARF

Thumerggerstrasse 26D
A-5020 Salzburg

Tel: +43 660 564 5604
E-mail: lux-konsulat@harf.eu.com

Vice-Consul: Mr.François Berg 

Embassy of Luxembourg
Sternwartestrasse, 81
A-1180 Wien

Tel: +43 1 478 21 42 / +43 1 478 21 43
Fax: +43 1 478 21 44
E-mail: francois.berg(at)mae.etat.lu

Source:  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Source: www.flanderstrade.com 

Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Austria

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Link: Ducroire Office - Country Risk for Austria

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