Press release: 12.525-116/21

Transport volume of Austrian enterprises in road freight transport decreased by 6.6% to 375.6 million tonnes in 2020

Vienna, 2020-05-27 – In 2020, 375.6 million tonnes (t) of goods on 27.3 million laden journeys were transported by goods road vehicles registered in Austria, according to Statistics Austria. Thus, the transport volume decreased by 6.6% during the first year affected by the corona-crisis compared to the previous year and was below the level of 2016 (376.3 million t). Between 2016 and 2019, annual increases had been reported (2017: +2.8% at 386.9 million. t; 2018: +1.7% at 393.3 million. t; 2019: +2.3% at 402.2 million. t).

The total transport performance achieved on Austrian and foreign territory (i.e. the product of transport volume and distance travelled) in 2020 was 26.0 billion tonne-kilometres (tkm) and therefore by 1.9% lower than in 2019. Around 18.7 billion tkm of this transport performance (-0.9%) took place on Austrian territory. The transport performance operated on foreign territory decreased by 4.5% to 7.3 billion tkm in 2020.

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