The share of trade with third countries has been increasing in terms of both imports and exports over the past few years. The Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and the Austrian diplomatic missions support Austria's economy in its foreign trade relations. In 2013, trade with third countries accounted for 28.9% of all Austrian imports and 31.2% of Austrian exports. The most important export partners are the United States of America, Switzerland, the Russian Federation, China and Japan.
Imports – the ten most important trading partners: Germany, Italy, Switzerland, China, the Czech Republic, the United States of America, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation.
Exports – the ten most important trading partners: Germany, Italy, the United States of America, Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Russian Federation.
Austrian direct investment in third countries is also increasing.