Country Report Austria 2016

Country report

  • Austria
  • Agriculture,
  • Automotive/Transport,
  • Chemicals/Pharma,
  • Construction,
  • Consumer Durables,
  • Electronics/ICT,
  • Financial Services,
  • Food,
  • Machines/Engineering,
  • Metals,
  • Paper,
  • Services,
  • Steel,
  • Textiles

28th April 2016

In 2015, Austrian business insolvencies decreased by 5%. However, in 2016 the pace of corporate insolvency decrease is expected to slow down to just 2%.

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The insolvency environment

Pace of corporate insolvencies decrease expected to slow down in 2016


Austrian business insolvencies decreased by 5% in 2015. However, this positive trend is expected to slow down in 2016, with insolvencies forecast to decline just 2%.

Economic situation

Higher growth expected in 2016


The Austrian economy recorded modest growth of 0.7% in 2015, sustained by rising investments and exports. With an increase of only 0.2%, private consumption growth remained subdued hampered by increased unemployment (9.1%) and lower wage growth.

In 2016, GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 1.7%, as domestic consumption is expected to pick up again.


Private consumption is forecast to increase 1.1% due to an income tax reform in place since January 2016 and slightly decreasing unemployment. Investments are also expected to pick up this year.



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