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Facts and Figures

Here are a few facts and figures about the Austrian food industry, agriculture and agricultural exports.

The Austrian Food and Agriculture Industry 2016

Source: Statistics Austria, Association of the Austrian Food and Beverage Industry 
Production ValueEUR 13.5 bn
Production plants:754
Workforce:58,560

Austrian Food Industry 2016

Source: Statistics Austria, Association of the Austrian Food and Beverage Industry 
Number of industry sectors30
Annual production valueEUR 8.1 bn
Number of production plants200

Dairy Industry 2016

Source: AgrarMarkt Austria (AMA), Annual Report on Milk and Dairy Products 2016
Number of dairies86
TurnoverEUR 2.45 bn
ExportsEUR 1.17 bn

The 10 largest companies of the food and beverages industry in Austria by net turnover in EURO millions (2016)

1. Spar Österreich - Gr. 13,800.00
2. Rewe International AG - Gr. 12,720.00
3. MPreis WarenvertriebsGmbH - Gr. 835.00
4. Transgourmet Österreich GmbH (vormals: C+C Pfeiffer GmbH) 516.00
5. tobaccoland Handels GmbH & Co KG 274.90
6. Frutura Obst & Gemüse Kompetenzzentrum GmbH 250.01
7. Kastner GroßhandelsGmbH - Gr. 212.35
8. Kröswang GmbH 182.40
9. Schlumberger AG - Gr. 177.50
10. Havi Logistics GmbH (vormals: SDL HandelsGmbH) 172.63

Source: http://www.trendtop500.at/

 

Total Agricultural Foreign Trade 2016

Source: Statistics Austria, Trade Association of the Austrian Food and Beverage Industry
Exports  EUR 10.4 bn 
Imports EUR 11.4 bn

Austrian Foreign Trade with Food Produce

Source: Statistics Austria, Trade Association of the Austrian Food and Beverage Industry 
YearExportsImportsBalance of Trade
2014EUR 5.57 bnEUR 4.89 bn+ EUR 0.67 bn
2015EUR 5.97 bnEUR 5.05 bn+ EUR 0.93 bn
2016EUR 6.19 bnEUR 5.17 bn+ EUR1.02 bn

Agriculture 

Source: Statistics Austria
Number of agriculture and forestry operations 161,200
Number of main holdings58,030
Number of subsidiary holdings 87,050
Other16,120
Number of mountain farming operations 58,700
Gross Added Value Austrian agriculture at cost prices EUR 2.75 bn
Agriculture and forestry workforce410,900

Organic Agriculture 

Source: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Green Report 2017; Organic Farming in Austria 2016)
Proportion of total agricultural land used for organic produce (2016) 21.9 %
Number of organic farms and operations (2016) approx. 21,820 
Turnover (2015) EUR approx.1 bn
Turnover share - retail (2015)69 %
Turnover share - organic stores (2015)13 %
Turnover share - direct marketing (2015)11 %
Turnover share - export (2015)4 %
Last modified
2017.10.24
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