Structural data concerning road freight transport according to transport for hire or reward and transport on own account provides information about, for example, the structure of local units in Austria operating heavy goods vehicles and articulated lorries and can thus serve as an indicator for economic activity. With regard to passenger transports, the number of buses and the number of local units where these buses are registered is reported.
Since Austria’s accession to the European Community, the national road freight transport survey has provided information about the transports of Austrian companies using heavy goods vehicles and articulated lorries registered in Austria on roads both within Austria and abroad. The detailed statistical data available to interested parties and decision-makers includes the number of transport means used, transport performance and transport volume in total or broken down into transport for hire and reward and transport of own account as well as by types of transport (inland transport, international receipt and dispatch, transit and other transports abroad). Additionally the results of the consolidated European road freight, which includes also the journeys of foreign trucks on Austrian territory, are presented, to give a complete picture of the road freight transport in Austria.
Motor vehicle statistics provide substantiated
information about both the stock of motor vehicles and registrations of new and used vehicles. For politics, society
and the economy, they constitute a key basis for decisions relating
to traffic policy and road traffic planning strategies.
The motor vehicle statistics for Austria have been compiled by Statistics Austria since 1937. Since 1999, registration data has been forwarded daily via electronic means to Statistics Austria by the Austrian Insurance Association (VVO). Taking the previous year’s stock of motor vehicles as the basis, all vehicles – both old and new – registered during the year are added and deregistrations are deducted. The result is the stock for the given year. The existing data on new registrations is furthermore used to derive information about temporary registrations (temporary registrations of up to 7, 30, 60 or 90 days) and about CO2 and fuel consumption data.
Accidents on Austria’s roads are analysed on the basis of statistics relating to road traffic accidents with persons injured. These enable, for example, the identification and elimination of accident black spots and the implementation of other traffic-related infrastructural, legislative and organisational measures for improving road safety. This helps to reduce the huge cost of accidents and the resulting negative impact on the national economy and, ultimately, prevent human suffering.
To prevent accidents caused by technical malfunctions
and to protect the environment, all vehicles on the roads must comply
with statutory standards. The data obtained in conjunction with the regular inspection
in accordance with §57a Motor Vehicles Act
(available in German only) provides information about the condition
of vehicles undergoing inspection.
In 2013 this statistics was closed down.
In accordance with the current version of the Driving Licence Act (available in German only), the registration data of all authorities that issue driving licences is consolidated in the Austrian Federal Computing Centre and forwarded to Statistics Austria for compilation of the nationally standardised driving licence statistics. Data on driving licences and driving permits is available back to 1997 and preparations are underway to resume the collection of these statistics.
|20.04.2021||Passenger car one-day registrations increased by about one fifth in the 1st quarter of 2021|
|16.04.2021||About one forth more used passenger cars in first quarter 2021; registrations of used two-wheelers also recorded significant increases|
|12.04.2021||New passenger car registrations increased by 16.2% in the first quarter of 2021; March results almost reach pre-Corona level|
|10.03.2021||Increase in road traffic accidents in the 3rd quarter 2020, the highest number of seriously injured persons in the last 25 years|
|09.03.2021||5.7% fewer new passenger car registrations in February 2021, ongoing growth in alternatively powered passenger cars|
|19.02.2021||7 million mark for motor vehicles exceeded for the first time in 2020; number of passenger cars increased to 5.1 million|
|09.02.2021||More than one third less new passenger car registrations in January 2021|
|01.02.2021||Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises declined by 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2020|
|18.01.2021||New passenger car registrations decreased by one fourth in 2020; two-wheelers and passenger cars with alternative drive systems showed significant increases|
|10.12.2020||26.6% fewer new passenger car registrations in the period January to November 2020; alternative drives continue to gain in importance|
|10.11.2020||New passenger car registrations fell by more than a quarter in the period January to October 2020; alternative drive systems continue to gain in importance|
|03.11.2020||Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises declined by 1,2% in the third quarter of 2020|
|15.10.2020||Used passenger car registrations declined by 4.0% from January to September 2020|
|14.10.2020||Transport volume on Austrian roads increased by 4% in 2019|
|09.10.2020||September is first month of 2020 with growth in new car registrations (+5.3%)|
|12.08.2020||Driver's licences issued in 2019 increase significantly for the first time since 2015, decline in moped driving licences|
|11.08.2020||Fewer new registrations in July 2020: motor vehicles -13.2%; passenger cars -21.1%|
|03.08.2020||Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises declined by almost 15% in the second quarter of 2020|
|29.07.2020||Fewer road traffic accidents in the first quarter of 2020, but number of fatalities increased|
|09.07.2020||New passenger car registrations decreased by more than one third in the first half-year 2020|
|10.06.2020||New passenger car registrations down by one third in May 2020, nearly a quarter less new motor vehicle registrations|
|27.05.2020||Road freight transport 2019: transport volume at 402.2 million tonnes|
|12.05.2020||Passenger car registrations fell by two thirds in April 2020|
|29.04.2020||Road traffic accidents 2019: more fatalities, number of fatally injured children increased significantly|
|20.04.2020||Almost one third fewer one-day registrations of passenger cars in the first quarter of 2020|
|16.04.2020||Registrations of used passenger cars decreased by 48.7% in March 2020|
|09.04.2020||New passenger car registrations decreased by one third in the first quarter of 2020|
|10.03.2020||10.9% decrease of new passenger car registrations in February 2020|
|19.02.2020||Stock of motor vehicles 2019 increases to nearly 7.00 million; for the first time more than 5 million passenger cars|
|11.02.2020||Number of new passenger car registrations decreased by 9.1% in January 2020|
|15.01.2020||New passenger car registrations declined by 3.4% in 2019; significant growth for passenger cars powered by alternative fuels|
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