Press release: 12.327-167/20

Transport volume by rail fell by almost 20% in the second quarter of 2020; transport volume on the Danube decreased only slightly

Vienna, 2020-09-23 – 20.9 million tonnes (t) of goods were transported by rail in the second quarter of 2020, as Statistics Austria reports. Compared to the second quarter of the previous year, this represents a decrease by 19.6% in transport volume. The transport performance on Austrian territory amounted to 4.4 billion tonne-kilometers (tkm) and declined by 21.0% compared to the second quarter of 2019. In comparison, there was a slight increase in the first quarter of 2020 with a transport volume of 25.9 million t (+2.6%) and a transport performance of 5.5 billion tkm (+1.6%) compared to the respective quarter of the previous year.

Freight transport on the Austrian section of the Danube registered a transport volume of 2.2 million t and an inland transport performance of 0.4 billion tkm. This was a comparatively moderate decrease of 2.2% and 4.8% respectively compared to the second quarter of the previous year.

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