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Get a brief overview of Austria’s metal and metal processing industry with these facts and figures.
  • 14,940


    In 2020, 14,940 people were employed in the iron and steel industry.

  • 158,514

    tons of production volume

    In 2019, the production volume of iron and steel casting was more than 158,000 tons.

  • 23.3%

    export percentage

    The metal-working technology industry has an export percentage of 23.3% in overall Austrian foreign trade.

  • 1,200


    There were 1,200 companies in the metal-working technology industry in Austria in 2019.

Source: Association of the Metal-Working Technology Industry, Facts & Figures 2020
Metal-working technology industry – Key data for 2020
Enterprises 1,200
Employees 134,000
Turnover 35.9 billion euros
Exports 33.1 billion euros
Export quota  around 78%
Percentage of exports in overall Austrian foreign trade  23.3%
Most important sales markets Germany, USA, France, Italy, China, Switzerland
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 2018
Crude steel production6.88 million tonnes
Pig iron production5.26 million tonnes
RevenuesEUR 7,877,4 million
Source: Association of Metaltechnology Industries
Foundry industry - key data 2019
Production value of cast iron and cast steel 158,514 tonnes / EUR 431.8 million
Production value of non-iron cast metal144,773 tonnes / EUR 973,7 million
Export value of total production53.87 %
Export quota80 %
Source: Austrian Mining and Steel Association, Austrian Non-Ferrous Metals Federation.
Aluminium industry – key data 2017                                                                                                       
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 : 2021-12-07