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Austria:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

a.    Total Population: 8,430,558 (2011 est.)

                                          i.    Agricultural Population –

                                         ii.    Total labour force –

b.    GDP: $379 billion (2010 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate:

d.    GDP – per capita: $45,188 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

         Agriculture: 1.5%

         Industry: 29.2%

         Services: 69.3%

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 3.663 million (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 5.4% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries: construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, metals, chemicals, lumber and wood processing, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, tourism

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $180.7 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, paper and paperboard, metal goods, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, foodstuffs

c.    Total Import: $183.1 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, metal goods, oil and oil products; foodstuffs

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers

b.    Total Land Area: 82,445 sq km

c.    Land Use:

                                          i.    Arable land: 16.59%

                                         ii.    Permanent crops: 0.85%

                                        iii.    Others:

                                       iv.    Irrigated land: 1,170 sq km (2008)

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: grains, potatoes, wine, fruit; dairy products, cattle, pigs, poultry; lumber

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
  construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, paper and paperboard  
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 

 
     
     
  Other Information:  
     
 

       Austria urges European Commission to analyze plastic bag issues on a European Level (March 15, 2011)

      evaluation of existing regulations concerning plastic carrier bags in EU countries;

      possible introduction of mandatory labeling for (biodegradable) plastic carrier bags, with particular reference to mandatory labeling of materials;

      possible alternatives to the use of plastic carrier bags;

      introduction of targeted measures for the avoidance of plastic carrier bags;

      possibility of measures against the distribution of plastic carrier bags free of charge.

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

         Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

         Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth 

         Federal Ministry of Science and Research

 
     
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 

The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG and Dr. Latifa Binte Lutfar, Operations Officer, IJSG visited Vienna, Austria to discuss various issues related to the implementation of the Kenaf Germplasm Project “(CFC/IJSG/25)” in June 2010.

 
     
     

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