WDS – WIFO Data System

WDS – WIFO Data System is an information system jointly developed by WIFO and WSR which imports, homogenises and prepares a variety of national and international data sources for scientific analysis and economic policy decisions.

High standards of data responsibility in connection with WIFO's researchers' years of experience make WDS a reliable and quality assured source of information for national and international economic data. WDS is therefore rightly called a "mirror of the national and international political economy".

The database contains extensive statistics on the Austrian economy. This central inventory is divided into the following topics:
  • National Accounts
  • WIFO economic forecast
  • WIFO economic climate indices, WIFO business survey
  • Construction industry
  • Finance
  • Trade
  • Innovation
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Manufacturing
  • State and public sector
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Labour market
  • Population
  • Income
  • Social area
  • Prices and price indices
  • Merchandise trade
  • Balance of payments
  • business survey in industries
  • Austria compared with other countries
 The sets of data contained in WDS have been created partly by WIFO or have been obtained from data suppliers (for example, Statistics Austria, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, the Federation of Social Insurances). The data received in different formats from suppliers are extracted by WDS and then processed into homogeneous data sets. New data is added to the database immediately upon its availability. Special attention is given to the maintenance of long time series.
In addition to national data providers, the database also contains data sets of international organisations:
  • IMF – Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS)
  • IMF – International Financial Statistics (IFS)
  • European Commission – Annual Macro-Economic Database (AMECO)
  • OECD – National Accounts (NAQ)
  • OECD – Economic Outlook (ECO)
  • OECD – Main Economic Indicators (MEI)
  • wiiw – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
  • IMF – Directions of Trade (DOTS)

These national and international data sets can be accessed for a nominal fee using the WDS client newly developed by WSR. For further information, please contact the Research Data Management under wds-info@wifo.ac.at.


Data access fees
WSR website


Email: wds-info@wifo.ac.at

Lucia Glinsner

Function: Scientific administrative assistant
Activities: Research Data Management

Anja Mertinkat, BA

Function: Scientific administrative assistant
Activities: Research Data Management, Data Protection