WIFO Reports on Austria

The WIFO Reports on Austria are short English-language analyses of economic developments in Austria. Contributions on the topics of business cycle, competitiveness, macroeconomics, labour market, digitisation, cash flow and unit labour costs are published regularly, summarising the main developments in these areas in Austria.

The articles of the previous issues "WIFO Bulletin" and "Austrian Economic Quarterly" can be found here: WIFO Bulletin, Austrian Economic Quarterly

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Fourth COVID-19 Wave Dampens Economic Sentiment. Results of the WIFO-Konjunkturtest Quarterly Survey of January 2022
WIFO Reports on Austria, 2022, (4), 11 pages
Online since: 28.02.2022 0:00
The results of the January WIFO-Konjunkturtest (business cycle survey) show a decline in economic momentum on a quarterly basis. However, in all sectors except retail trade, economic indicators remained at confident levels. Due to the easing of health policy restrictions in January, the WIFO-Konjunkturampel (economic traffic light) jumped to green. Business uncertainty remains high. Capacity utilisation fell in the service sectors but remained high overall. As in the previous quarter, the "shortage of labour force" was mentioned as the most important obstacle to business activity. In manufacturing, construction and retailing, shortages of materials and inputs continue to hamper business activity.
JEL-Codes:E32, E66
Keywords:WIFO-Konjunkturtest (business cycle survey), business cycle, quarterly data
Research group:Macroeconomics and Public Finance – Industrial, Innovation and International Economics – Regional Economics and Spatial Analysis

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