For global trade in goods, comparisons with the financial market crisis in 2008-09 indicate that the slump in global trade is expected to be three to four times greater than that of global GDP. However, the range of international forecasting results for world trade is wide: 9 percent to 15 percent in more optimistic scenarios and 15 percent to 30 percent in pessimistic scenarios.
The magnitude of the potential impact on Austrian export development in 2020 is determined on the basis of three selected
international scenarios. The estimates result in possible losses for Austrian goods exports of between 12 percent and 22 percent.
However, in case of much more pessimistic variants of the world trade collapse Austrian exports of goods would fall much more
sharply, by up to 28 percent.