Crafts and Trades

Since 1981, a business cycle survey has been carried out for the Austrian crafts and trades sector on a quarterly basis. Indicators of economic development are analysed at the level of sectors, federal states and company sizes. Sector and industry-specific studies focus primarily on ensuring the competitiveness of trade and craft enterprises.

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Selected Projects

COVID-19: Impact on crafts and trades and adaptation measures (COVID-19: Auswirkungen auf das Gewerbe und Handwerk und dessen Anpassungsmaßnahmen)

The study examines the way in which businesses in the crafts and trades sector are affected by the COVID-19 crisis, i.e. the degree of the drop in sales, the effects on the earnings situation of the individual trades and the uptake of measures by the companies. An outlook provides information on how enduring the economic losses are.

Client: Federal Economic Chamber Austria (WKO, Bundessparte Gewerbe und Handwerk)

Project Partner: Economica Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Contact: Christina Enichlmair

Presentation of the Study (in German only)

Report of the Study (in German only)

On behalf of:

Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Completed:

2020/06

Contact

Christina Enichlmair

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Bürokratiebelastung im niederösterreichischen Gewerbe und Handwerk (Administrative burdens for crafts and trades in Lower Austria)

This study aims at the identification and quantification of administrative burdens: Which are the recurring legal obligations that are regarded as burdens by the entrepreneurs in the trades and craft sector in Lower Austria? What is the time requirement the enterprises expect for the obligations and what are the costs? Based on this data an “administrative burdens index” can be calculated to show the development over time.

On behalf of:

Economic Chamber Lower Austria

Completed:

2016/08

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Expanding the use of clay in the construction sector by establishing a testing network

Branchenstudie Baunebengewerbe 2019 (Industry analysis of construction-related trade 2019)

This survey comprises the quarterly presentation of the economic and business cycle situation and the development of ten industries from the Austrian construction-related trade: stonemasonry, roof covering, glazing, tinsmith, pottery, painting, carpentry, building completion, timber construction and floor covering.

The business cycle indicators are turnover and price development, investments, insolvencies, unemployment figures, order situation and work to capacity, assessment of the business situation, order expectations and human resources planning.

On behalf of:

Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Completed:

2019/02

Contact

Christina Enichlmair

German publication

Ihre Ansprechpersonen

Christina Enichlmair

Senior Researcher
c.enichlmair@kmuforschung.ac.at
+43 1 5059761-35
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Expanding the use of clay in the construction sector by establishing a testing network

Manufacturing processes and transport of building materials are energy-intensive and cause high CO2 emissions. In addition, many building materials pose a health and disposal problem due to their content of disruptive and harmful substances.

Expected Completion
05/2023
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COVID-19: Impact on crafts and trades and adaptation measures (COVID-19: Auswirkungen auf das Gewerbe und Handwerk und dessen Anpassungsmaßnahmen)

The study examines the way in which businesses in the crafts and trades sector are affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Completed
2020/06
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Konjunkturbericht Gewerbe und Handwerk Österreich – 2019 und 1. Quartal 2020 (Business Cycle Data: Crafts and Trades)

The Austrian Institute for SME Research has been monitoring the Austrian crafts and trades sector on a quarterly basis since 1981.

Completed
2020/04
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Das österreichische Lebensmittelgewerbe 2019 (The Austrian Food Industry 2019)

In the period from 2019 to 2021, annual facts and figures on the situation and development in the food industry will be provided, with the data broken down by occupational groups. Both the latest available current figures and the development over time since 2010 are presented.

Completed
2019/10
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Administrative burdens index for crafts and trades in Lower Austria

The successor study is based on the results of 2016 and analyses the changes in administrative burdens since that time.

Completed
2019
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Branchenstudie Baunebengewerbe 2019 (Industry analysis of construction-related trade 2019)

This survey comprises the quarterly presentation of the economic and business cycle situation and the development of ten industries from the Austrian construction-related trade.

Completed
2019/02
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Situation, Entwicklung und Zukunftsaussichten des österreichischen Gewerbe und Handwerks (Situation, development and perspectives of the Austrian crafts and trades sector)

This project develops scenarios and models regarding the perspectives of the Austrian trades and crafts sector and recommendations for stakeholders deriving economic and social policies.

Completed
2017/11
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Bürokratiebelastung im niederösterreichischen Gewerbe und Handwerk (Administrative burdens for crafts and trades in Lower Austria)

This study aims at the identification and quantification of administrative burdens.

Completed
2016/08
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