Press release: 12.294-134/20

Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises declined by almost 15% in the second quarter of 2020

Vienna, 2020-08-03 – As first results (flash estimates) by Statistics Austria show, 90.2 million tonnes (t) of goods were transported by road freight vehicles registered in Austria in the second quarter of 2020. Thus, the transport volume decreased by 14.6% compared to the second quarter of the previous year (105.6 million t). In the same period, the number of laden journeys fell by 15.7% to 6.7 million and the total transport performance on Austrian and foreign territory declined by 8.9% to 6.0 billion ton-kilometres (tkm).

Cross-border transport was particularly affected: Transport performance outside of Austria fell by 18.0% (2nd quarter 2020: 1.5 billion tkm; 2nd quarter 2019: 1.8 billion tkm), while transport performance within Austria decreased by only 5.4% (2nd quarter 2020: 4.5 billion tkm; 2nd quarter 2019: 4.8 billion tkm).

For more detailed results and further information concerning road freight transport statistics please refer to our website.