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Exports Drive Growth – Domestic Demand Remains Subdued. Medium-term Projections for the Austrian Economy until 2015


  • Josef Baumgartner


  • Serguei Kaniovski


  • Hans Pitlik


  • Margit Schratzenstaller


  • Thomas Url



Real gross domestic product will expand by 2.2 percent per year during 2011-2015. The unemployment rate (according to the Public Employment Service Austria, AMS) will amount to 6.8 percent on average during 2011-2015. Due to increasing foreign and domestic labour supply labour market conditions will not ease further. Owing to measures to consolidate public finances and improveing economic activity the budget deficit is expected to fall below 2 percent of GDP by 2015. The inflation rate will rise to 2.1 percent in 2011 driven by tax increases and rising commodity prices. Over the forecast period consumer price will increase on average by 1.9 percent per year.

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  • Josef Baumgartner & Serguei Kaniovski & Hans Pitlik & Margit Schratzenstaller & Thomas Url, 2011. "Exports Drive Growth – Domestic Demand Remains Subdued. Medium-term Projections for the Austrian Economy until 2015," Austrian Economic Quarterly, WIFO, vol. 16(1), pages 21-34, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:wquart:y:2011:i:1:p:21-34

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    1. Alois Guger & Thomas Leoni, 2007. "International Unit Labour Cost Position Improved in 2006," Austrian Economic Quarterly, WIFO, vol. 12(4), pages 189-198, December.
    2. Alois Guger, 2003. "International Unit Labour Cost Position Slightly Improved in 2002," WIFO Monatsberichte (monthly reports), WIFO, vol. 76(9), pages 683-691, September.
    3. Serguei Kaniovski & Hans Pitlik & Sandra Steindl & Thomas Url, 2008. "A Decomposition of Austria's General Government Budget into Structural and Cyclical Components," WIFO Working Papers 316, WIFO.
    4. Werner Hölzl & Thomas Leoni & Christine Zulehner, 2009. "International Unit Labour Cost Position in 2008 Improved," WIFO Monatsberichte (monthly reports), WIFO, vol. 82(9), pages 703-714, September.
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