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The Economy in 1991: Affected by the International Downturn


  • Fritz Breuss


  • et al.


In 1991, repercussions of stagnation abroad were increasingly felt in Austria while the stimulus from German unification was wearing off. Real GDP rose by 3 percent, markedly less than the 4½ percent registered in 1990. The downswing was cushioned by stable domestic demand (particularly for construction investment) and booming tourism. The positive growth differential vis-à-vis the trading partners lead to a deterioration in the current account balance. Price inflation remained moderate and the rise in unemployment was checked by a ceiling introduced on the number of immigrant workers.

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  • Fritz Breuss & et al., 1992. "The Economy in 1991: Affected by the International Downturn," WIFO Monatsberichte (monthly reports), WIFO, vol. 65(4), pages 164-208, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:monber:y:1992:i:4:p:164-208

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