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Get a brief overview of Austria’s metal and metal processing industry with these facts and figures.
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  • 15,366

    employees

    In 2017, 15,366 people were employed in the iron and steel industry.

  • 156,589

    tons of production volume

    In 2017, the production volume of iron and steel casting was more than 156,000 tons.

  • 23.4%

    export percentage

    The metal-working technology industry has an export percentage of 23.4% in overall Austrian foreign trade.

  • 1,200

    companies

    There were 1,200 companies in the metal-working technology industry in Austria in 2017.

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Source: Association of the Metal-Working Technology Industry, Facts & Figures 2018
Metal-working technology industry – Key data for 2017
Enterprises 1,200
Employees 130,000
Turnover 37.1 billion euros
Exports 33.2 billion euros
Export quota  around 81%
Percentage of exports in overall Austrian foreign trade  23.4%
Most important sales markets Germany, USA, France, Italy, Switzerland, China
R&D expenditure 1.6 billion euros
Percentage of total R&D expenditure of Austria’s industry  33%
Source: Austrian Mining and Steel Association.
Steel industry - key data 2017
Crude steel production8.1 million tonnes
Pig iron production6.3 million tonnes
Companies13
Staff15,200
RevenuesEUR 7,519 million
Source: Association of Metaltechnology Industries
Foundry industry - key data 2017
Companies38
Staff7,100
Production value of cast iron and cast steel 156,589 tonnes / EUR 408.6 million
Production value of non-iron cast metal161,601 tonnes / EUR 1,080 million
Export value of total production54.21 %
Export quota80 %
Source: Austrian Mining and Steel Association, Austrian Non-Ferrous Metals Federation.
Aluminium industry – key data 2017                                                                                                       
Companies14
Staffapprox. 4,500
RevenuesEUR 3.1 billion
Source: Trend Top 500
The 10 largest companies of the metal and metal processing industry in Austria by net turnover in  million euro (2017)
1. voestalpine AG 12,897.80
2. Blum Verwaltung GmbH 1,788.80
3. Plansee Holding AG 1,298.00
4. Amag - Austria Metall AG 1,036.20
5. Montanwerke Brixlegg AG 788.30
6. Welser Profile Beteiligungs GmbH 554.00
7. Neuman Fried. v. GmbH 497.00
8. Hammerer Aluminium Industries Holding GmbH (HAI) 480.69
9. Grass GmbH 378.00
10.Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG (SBO) 324.20


Last update : 11.11.2020