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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Downturn Continues. Results of the WIFO-Konjunkturtest Quarterly Survey of October 2022
WIFO Reports on Austria, 2022, (17), 11 pages
Online since: 23.12.2022 0:00
The results of the WIFO-Konjunkturtest (business cycle survey) of October show a quarter-on-quarter weakening of economic assessments and a further deterioration of economic expectations for all sectors. Capacity utilisation also declined in all sectors, but still remained at average levels. As in previous quarters, the "shortage of labour force" was the most important constraint on business activity in the Austrian economy, although the "insufficient demand" is gaining in importance. Business uncertainty has risen for the last months. Sales price expectations has also remained above average.
JEL-Codes:E32, E66
Keywords:WIFO-Konjunkturtest, Quartalsdaten, Konjunktur
Research group:Macroeconomics and Public Finance – Industrial, Innovation and International Economics – Regional Economics and Spatial Analysis

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