News – 06.12.2021

Weekly WIFO Economic Index

WWWI: Calendar Week 46 and 47 2021

With the fourth Austria-wide lockdown for the whole population (from 22 November, calendar week 47) taking effect, weekly economic activity according to WWWI again fell markedly. According to preliminary calculations, the indicator for GDP in calendar weeks 46 and 47 (15 to 28 November 2021) was 1.2 percent and 5.7 percent below the pre-crisis level, an average week in 2019 as a fixed reference period.
News – 30.11.2021

Austria's Entry into CO2 Pricing

WIFO Research Brief on the Tax Reform 2022-2024

In a recent WIFO Research Brief, Angela Köppl, Stefan Schleicher and Margit Schratzenstaller analyse Austria's entry into CO2 pricing, with which the federal government is following an increasingly strong trend both in Europe and globally.
News – 29.11.2021

Slight Declines in Economic Assessments

WIFO-Konjunkturtest (Business Cycle Survey) of November 2021

Sentiment among Austrian companies deteriorated slightly in November. The seasonally adjusted WIFO Business Climate Index stood at 18.0 points, 1.3 points below the previous month's value (19.2 points).
News – 25.11.2021

Fourth COVID-19 Wave Threatens Catching-Up of Federal Provinces in the West

WIFO Publishes Report on Regional Economy in the Second Quarter of 2021

While the economic outlook has deteriorated again in the fourth quarter due to high numbers of COVID-19 infections and the nationwide and general lockdown imposed in Austria, a new WIFO report on the Austrian federal provinces shows a quick and pronounced recovery of regional economies in the second quarter of 2021.