Press release: 12.476-067/21

Freight transport volume on the river Danube decreased by 3.1% in 2020

Vienna, 2021-03-30 – According to Statistics Austria, a total of 8.2 million tonnes (t) of goods was transported on the Austrian section of the Danube in 2020. This represents a decrease of 3.1% or 0.3 million tonnes compared to 2019 and is the second lowest transport volume since 1995.

The total transport performance (i.e. the product of transport volume and distance travelled) was 7.5 billion tonne-kilometres (tkm) and therefore by 0.9 billion tkm (-10.2%) lower than in 2019. At 8 071, the number of transportations almost reached the level of the previous year (-0.3% resp. -23).

For international goods receipt a decrease by 4.9% to 4.0 million t was reported and the international goods dispatch was reduced by 8.8% to 2.1 million t. Transit through Austria declined by 11.3% to 1.6 million t. For inland transport a growth of 134.5% to 0.6 million t was reported in the reference year.

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