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.
|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|
|10.12.2019||Passenger car registrations decreased by 1.4% in November and by 4.7% from January to November 2019|
|12.11.2019||5% fewer registrations of new passenger cars from January to October 2019; more new registrations of two-wheelers|
|24.10.2019||Transport volume on Austrian roads increased by 3.1% to 574 million tonnes in 2018|
|17.10.2019||One third fewer one-day registrations of passenger cars in the first three quarters of 2019|
|15.10.2019||Used motor vehicle registrations decreased by 0.6% from January to September 2019; passenger cars -0.8%|
|09.10.2019||3.4% less registrations of motor vehicles from January to September 2019; passenger cars -6.3%|
|10.09.2019||Number of new passenger car registrations decreased by 12.7% in August 2019|
|09.08.2019||5.2% more motor vehicle registrations in July 2019|
|15.07.2019||1.2% fewer registrations of used motor vehicles in the first half of 2019|
|09.07.2019||New passenger car registrations decreased by 8.8% in the first half of 2019|
|12.06.2019||6.1% fewer new passenger car registrations in May 2019|
|28.05.2019||Road freight transport 2018: transport volume of Austrian enterprises increased by 1.7%|
|14.05.2019||118 000 new or extended driving licences in 2018; less passenger car licences, more motorcycle licences issued|
|10.05.2019||Number of new passenger car registrations increased by 0.4% in April 2019; total new motor vehicle registrations by 0.1%|
|29.04.2019||In 2018 slightly less road traffic accidents, people injured and killed than in 2017; more fatalities with motorcycles and bicycles|
|17.04.2019||One-day registrations of passenger cars decreased by a third in the first quarter of 2019|
|15.04.2019||Registrations of used passenger cars slightly decreased in the first quarter of 2019; registrations of used motor vehicles in total increased by 1.9%|
|09.04.2019||Declines in new motor vehicle and passenger car registrations in the first quarter of 2019|
|11.03.2019||Decrease of new motor vehicle and passenger car registrations in February 2019|
|13.02.2019||Stock of motor vehicles increased in 2018 by 1.8% to 6.90 million; passenger cars rose to 4.98 million|
|11.02.2019||11.6% less registrations of new passenger cars in January 2019; new motor vehicle registrations: -8.6%|
|09.01.2019||341 068 new passenger car registrations in 2018; petrol cars significantly ahead of diesel; registrations of new lorries continue to increase; less registrations of two-wheelers|
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