Cyclical Slowdown Determines Regional Pattern of Activity

  • Norbert Geldner
  • Peter Mayerhofer
  • Gerhard Palme

While the export boom has passed its peak economic activity receives continued support from private consumption and tourism demand. Companies in Eastern Austria (except Lower Austria) are particularly affected by a slackening in supply orders from the German manufacturing industry, but lively domestic demand for consumer goods provides compensation. Due to a number of special factors tourism benefits to a markedly higher extent the Western provinces.