Advantage Austria Show navigation
We think you are in the USAGo to this country pageChange country

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 2015

Source: Statistics Austria, Association of the Austrian Food and Beverage Industry 
Production ValueEUR 13.5 bn
Production plants:866
Workforce:58,570

Austrian Food Industry 2015

Source: Statistics Austria, Association of the Austrian Food and Beverage Industry 
Number of industry sectors30
Annual production valueEUR 8 bn
Number of production plants210

Dairy Industry 2015

Source: AgrarMarkt Austria (AMA), Annual Report on Milk and Dairy Products 2015
Number of dairies91
Number of employees4,630
TurnoverEUR 2.25 bn
ExportsEUR 1.16 bn

The 10 largest companies of the food and beverages industry in Austria by net turnover in EURO millions (2015)

1. Spar Österreich 13,180.00
2. Rewe International AG 12,540.00
3. Lidl Österreich GmbH 1,100.00
4. MPreis WarenvertriebsGmbH 804.00
5. Wedl & Hofmann GmbH 532.00
6. Transgourmet Österreich GmbH (vormals: C+C Pfeiffer GmbH) 490.20
7. tobaccoland Handels GmbH & Co KG 267.00
8. Frutura Obst & Gemüse Kompetenzzentrum GmbH 225.81
9. Unimarkt HandelsGmbH & Co KG 216.00
10. Kastner GroßhandelsGmbH 206.27
Source: http://www.trendtop500.at/

 Total Agricultural Foreign Trade 2015

Source: Statistics Austria, Trade Association of the Austrian Food and Beverage Industry
Exports  EUR 10.1 bn 
Imports EUR 11.1 bn

Austrian Foreign Trade with Food Produce

Source: Statistics Austria, Trade Association of the Austrian Food and Beverage Industry 
YearExportsImportsBalance of Trade
2013EUR 5.44 bnEUR 4.77 bn+ EUR 0.66 bn
2014EUR 5.57 bnEUR 4.89 bn+ EUR 0.67 bn
2015EUR 5.97 bnEUR 5.05 bn+ EUR 0.93 bn

Agriculture 

Source: Statistics Austria
Number of agriculture and forestry operations (2013)166,317
Number of main holdings (2013)61,955
Number of subsidiary holdings (2013)91,560
Number of mountain farming operations (2013)63,946
Gross Added Value Austrian agriculture at cost prices (2015)EUR 2.61 bn
Agriculture and forestry workforce (2013)414,410

Organic Agriculture 

Source: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Green Report 2016; Organic Farming in Austria 2015)
Proportion of total agricultural land used for organic produce (2015) 21.2 %
Number of organic farms and operations (2015) approx. 22,779
Turnover (2014) EUR approx.1 bn
Turnover share - retail (2014)67 %
Turnover share - organic stores (2014)14 %
Turnover share - direct marketing (2014)7 %
Turnover share - export (2014)7 %
print
©©ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA