Europe: skis for winter spots import value 2019, by country

Austria not only had the highest import value of winter skis in Europe in 2019 with approximately 164 thousand euros worth, but also the highest export value at roughly 334 thousand euros. Alpine skis, boors and bindings are the most sold type of ski equipment on a global scale.

Germany has most skiers

Austria is a popular skiing destination for many due to it’s landscape, however Germany ranks on top when it comes to the number of skiers as well as number of ski areas with actual snow. People from Germany, the United Kingdom and all over Europe travel to go on snow sport and skiing holidays, of which Austria is among the most popular, next to France, Switzerland, Norway and eastern Europe.

Austria has highest proportion of skiers

When compared to the population, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland have the highest share of people who ski, although in relation, the population of Austria at roughly 8.8 million and Switzerland at 8.4 million do not compare to Liechtenstein below fifty thousand. Either way, Europe reimans the skiing capital of the world.

Value of skis for winter sports imported to Europe in 2019, by country

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Release date

June 2020



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Supplementary notes

Product: 950611 Skis, for winter sports.
Figures calculated by International Trade Centre (ITC) based on UN Comtrade statistics.
Figures have been rounded.
Release date given is the date of access (the database is constantly updated by the source).

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