Austria's economy shrank by 0.1% the third quarter from the previous quarter, think tank Wifo said on Friday, saying a downturn in the international economy caused domestic exports to shrink.

Wifo said the slowdown in export demand was reflected in a decline in domestic production of tangible goods.

The Vienna-based think tank added that GDP grew by 1.8% when compared to the prior-year period. (Reporting by Ozan Ergenay in Gdansk; Editing by Maria Sheahan)