Austria's Trade with Germany

  • Jan Stankovsky

Germany's reunification boosted aggregate demand. Austria benefitted greatly from this development through higher exports to Germany. In 1990, 38 percent of Austria's exports went to Germany, while imports from Germany accounted for 44 percent of total imports. Austria is also an important trading partner for Germany. The main items in Austria's exports to West Germany are high-quality products (machinery, transport equipment and consumer goods); shipment to East Germany consisted mostly of semi-finished products and food stuff.