Facts and Figures - Metals / Metal processing

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Get a brief overview of Austria’s metal and metal processing industry with these facts and figures.
  • 14,689


    In 2021, 14,689 people were employed in the iron and steel industry.

  • 152,258

    tons of production volume

    In 2021, the production volume of iron and steel casting was more than 152,000 tons.

  • 24%

    export percentage

    The metal-working technology industry has an export percentage of 24% in overall Austrian foreign trade.

  • 1,200


    There were 1,200 companies in the metal-working technology industry in Austria in 2021.

Source: Association of the Metal-Working Technology Industry, Facts & Figures 2021
Metal-working technology industry – Key data for 2021
Enterprises 1,200
Employees 134,100
Turnover 43.8 billion euros
Exports 38.9 billion euros
Export quota  around 78%
Percentage of exports
in overall  Austrian foreign trade 
Most important sales markets Germany, USA, France, Italy, China, Switzerland
R&D expenditure 1.7 billion euros
Percentage of total R&D expenditure
of Austria’s industry 
Source: Austrian Mining and Steel Association.
Steel industry - key data 2021
Crude steel production7.88 million tonnes
Pig iron production6.14 million tonnes
RevenuesEUR 8,661 million
Source: Association of Metaltechnology Industries
Foundry industry - key data 2021
Production value of cast iron and cast steel 152,258 tonnes / EUR 436.3 million
Production value of non-iron cast metal139,577 tonnes / EUR 959,7 million
Export value of total production55.94 %
Export quota80 %
Source: Austrian Mining and Steel Association, Austrian Non-Ferrous Metals Federation.
Aluminium industry – key data 2021
Staffapprox. 4,500
RevenuesEUR 5.7 billion
Source: Trend Top 500
The 10 largest companies of the metal and metal processing industry in Austria by net turnover in  million euro (2021)
1. voestalpine AG 14,923.20
2. Blum Verwaltung GmbH 2,377.40
3. Plansee Holding AG 2,012.00
4. Amag - Austria Metall AG 1,259.41
5. Montanwerke Brixlegg AG 1,192.98
6. Welser Profile Beteiligungs GmbH789.00
7. Neuman Fried. v. GmbH710.21
8. Hammerer Aluminium Industries Holding GmbH (HAI) 648.73
9. Grass GmbH 467.00
10.Mayer & Co Holding GmbH (Markenname: Maco)353.92

Last update : 2023-03-20