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Facts and Figures

Over 120 Austrian companies take part annually in over 200 projects financed by international finance institutes and the European Union. Numerous projects from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have Austrian companies participating in consortiums. Geographic proximity and historically sound relationships have made Austrian companies the preferred investors in SEE and the entire Black sea region. Orders in Latin America, Africa and Asia are steadily on the rise and many companies have already set up bases in these regions.

World Bank

A large share of the international project business for Austrian companies relates to projects which are financed by the World Bank Group . In 2013 the order volume of projects financed by the International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) amounted to USD 70m.

In the period 2007-2013, Austrian companies were awarded a total project volume of approximately USD 505m. Compared to other countries in terms of project volume awarded, Austria ranks 10th place among OECD countries and 29th place among all World Bank members.

Development Banks

There are many Austrian companies taking part annually in projects financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) , the Inter-American Development Bank , the African Development Bank , the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development , the European Investment Bank and various funds from international financial institutions, and the number is growing steadily.

Austrian companies were successfully involved in the international project business with the Asian Development Bank in 2012, with order volumes totalling USD 9.4m. Examples included projects in Georgia, Bhutan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maledives, Nepal, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and China.
When it comes to EBRD-financed projects, Austrian companies are among the leading players: in 2012 Austria was represented with project volumes of EUR 67.4m in the public sector (EBRD total 2012: EUR 1.28bn).