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National economy of Austria - industries, GDP and prosperity level

Innsbruck, Austria Austria is by far one of the most developed countries in Europe. Various branches of the economy, from traditional tourism to aerospace inventions and production, are well-developed. Austria is rich in iron ore and magnesite. The country has a lot of reserves of brown coal, oil, and natural gas. At the same time, the country's policy is still focused on importing an energy resource. There is an acute shortage of coal. The needs of the population in such raw materials are fully covered by imports. There are many hydroelectric power stations on the territory of the country. A part of the energy produced is exported. Most of the territory of Austria is covered with forests, which was an impetus for the woodworking industry.
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About 25% of the country's total GDP is held by industry. The country has more than 7 000 enterprises, of which only two percent are large ones. The automotive industry is concentrated on the production of gearboxes; almost all the goods are exported. In the field of electronic technology, mostly different chips are produced, which are also designed for export. The overwhelming number of factories works to sell modern industrial equipment. Austria is actively engaged in the extraction of coal, iron ore, dolomite, graphite, tungsten, zinc, lead, magnesite, limestone, and marble. However, the constantly growing expanding industry forces the state to begin importing such natural resources.
Due to the fact that the volume of production of raw materials is constantly decreasing and the dependence on imported products is constantly increasing, there is a decrease in the mining industry. At the same time, the importance of manufactures, which produce goods, including the innovative equipment, and designs of modern technologies, increases multifold. The largest companies of the country are Dorotheum, which is the trade organization, Ebag specializing in mining, Austria Tabak, Beler-uddeholm, Fest-Alpine Technologies producing equipment for metallurgy and power engineering, Austrian Airlinks, Oesterreichs Mineral Ferval Tung for oil and gas production. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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About 40% of the land of Austria is used as an agricultural land. For the most part, crops, fruits and grapes are grown. Meadows and pastures for cattle occupy about 57%. The Alpine lowlands are considered to be the most fertile. More than 91% of the total Austrian-produced food is consumed by the population. Exports of meat and dairy products isn’t that large. The country also exports wheat and corn. The number of Austrian products in the total world exports of agricultural products is 4%. The transport system of Austria is well-developed. There are more than 6 thousand km of railways in the country, as well as about 1 500 km of modern high-speed autobahns. An average of about 5 million tons of cargo are transported by Danube river annually. This is mostly coal, coke, oil, fertilizers, and metals.
Seefeld in Tirol Despite the fact that Austria is a fairly well-developed industrial country, only 60 000 citizens are involved in the secondary industry. The overwhelming majority of the population is engaged in retail trade, banking, education, and tourism. At the same time, the latter branch makes a huge contribution to the overall economic structure of the country. The gross inflow of income from tourism at the end of the 2000s was about 12 billion euros. The complex reform of the social security system is of great economic importance. Social insurance is mandatory for all citizens who work in non-dependent areas. Both employees and employers themselves make a variety of social contributions to the state. That is why insurance cases are highly paid, pensioners have an opportunity to receive a decent pension, free medical care is provided, and there is a high-interest insurance against accidents and unemployment.
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In terms of its economic development, Austria is ahead of many members of the European Union, including Sweden, England, Italy, and Germany. GDP per capita in the late 2000's was about 27.4 thousand euros. This indicator is constantly growing. The total GDP was about 230 billion euros. The Austrian economy is characterized by an extremely low unemployment rate, which is 4% of the total number of able-bodied citizens. There is virtually no inflation; it makes less than 1.5%. The country has a very high standard of living, thanks to the strong trade and financial and economic relations. The membership in the EU contributed to the emergence of major investment projects. The government of the country has successfully carried out various economic reforms for several decades, which brought huge dividends.
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Uniques sights in Austria

Sankt Anton Resort

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In Austria, there is also a ski resort, which can be recommended to the fans of the extreme sports. It is St. Anton. The skiers, who prefer the risky adventures, have a choice of two 'black ski slopes' - Kandahar-Kapall and Kandahar-Galzig. Since 1928, these ski slopes have served as a place for the ski races FIS. This is where the best athletes in the world compete. The ski slopes, which are steep on steep slopes and steep curves, are among the most complicated in the world. And that's the reason. For many unprepared athletes the descent ends with the fatal outcome.

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Microeconomics of Austria cities - shopping

Vienna
Sweet tooths should not forget to visit Mozart store that offers countless sweets, chocolate, and candies. This shop is mostly targeted at travelers so there are many chocolate gift sets that can make a wonderful souvenir. If trendy and stylish clothes is what you need, Mariahilfer Strasse is the place to go. There … Read more
Salzburg
Another great shopping destination is located not far from Salzburg Airport. It’s Designer Outlet – a giant shopping mall that is a primary destination of savvy travelers in search of inexpensive designer items. The mall offers clothes and shoes by leading brands. Designer Outlet is interesting to visit despite the … Read more
Innsbruck
Many shops in the city are historical, among them the prestigious Frey Wille. The opening of this store took place in 1951, for more than 60 years it has been selling gorgeous jewelry and accessories. Recently, in this store, buyers have become available luxury bags, belts and other accessories that will appeal to … Read more
Graz
Linzbichler Susswaren confectionery is a real attraction of Graz. It is historical and offers visitors dozens of kinds of sweets. You can purchase sweets, prepared under secret inventive recipes. Truffles alone are more than 30 varieties. Besides sweets and chocolate, gingerbread, cookies, praline and marzipan are … Read more
Linz
Deichmann stands out in a special way as a shoe store. It'd be a great idea to visit it with the whole family. It sells shoes not only for adults but also for children of various ages, all presented models are of high quality. You'll pay about 30 euros for a pair of beautiful women's boots, and trendy sneakers will … Read more
Bregenz
Among the popular clothing stores, ESPRIT must be highlighted. It is in demand among fans of colorful and non-standard things. This store offers both men's and women's clothes. Almost all the items are made of natural materials. Chic T-shirts with fashion prints and jackets of all colors of the rainbow, patterned … Read more

Austria: map of shopping spots

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