Press release: 12.507-098/21

Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises increased by 18.1% in the first quarter of 2021

Vienna, 2021-05-05 – As first results (flash estimates) by Statistics Austria show, 87.9 million tonnes (t) of goods were transported by road freight vehicles registered in Austria in the first quarter of 2021. Thus, the transport volume increased by 18.1% compared to the first quarter of the previous year (74.5 million t). A growth compared to the same period of the preceding year was also registered in the total transport performance on Austrian and foreign territory (6.7 billion ton-kilometres (tkm)) by 9.1% and in the number of laden journeys (6.5 million laden journeys) by 14.4%.

The transport performance within Austria rose by 10.5% to 4.7 billion tkm (1st quarter 2020: 4.3 billion tkm), whereas outside Austria it increased by 6.0% to 2.0 billion tkm (1st quarter 2020: 1.9 billion tkm).

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