According to preliminary results, 1 599 people died in Austria in calendar week 12 (from 22 to 28 March 2021) - that was 76 people fewer than in the previous week. The number of deaths is thus 1.7% below the five-year average of the 12th calendar week.
In January 2021, total imports amounted to €11.34 bn and total exports added up to €11.11 bn, according to preliminary results. Compared to January 2020, Austrian imports decreased by 10.4% and Austrian exports declined by 9.5%. The balance of trade thus showed a deficit of €0.23 bn. Working-day adjusted, the rates of decrease were 4.3% for imports and 2.4% for exports.
The index of wholesale prices (WPI 2020) amounted to 106.3 index points (preliminary value) in March 2021 and thus increased by 6.9% against March 2020. Compared to February 2021, wholesale prices rose by 1.6%.
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