Road freight transport

Goods road vehicles registered in Austria

In 2019, of 402.2 million tonnes (t) of goods on 30.1 million laden journeys was transported by goods road vehicles registered in Austria (lorries with a load capacity of 2 tonnes or more and road tractors). The transport volume showed an increase by 2.3% compared to the preceding year. Increases were observed in inland transport (+2.7%) to 377.3 million t, transit through Austria (+23.1%) to 1.2 million t and other transport abroad (+0.3%) to 3.8 million t. Decreases were reported for international goods receipt (-3,8%) to 9.9million t and international goods dispatch (-7.0%) to 9.9 million t compared to the previous year.

The total transport performance, achieved on Austrian and foreign territory (i.e. the product of transport volume and distance travelled) was 26.5 billion tonne-kilometres (tkm) and therefore by 2.9% higher than in 2018. Around 18.9 billion tkm of this transport performance (+1.7%) took place on Austrian territory. The transport performance operated on foreign territory increased by 6.0% to 7.6 billion tkm in the reference year.

Freight transport on Austrian roads

In 2019, the transport volume carried out by Austrian and foreign road freight vehicles on Austrian roads amounted to 598.0 million tonnes and increased by 4.0% compared to 2018 (575.2 million tonnes). With 51.9 billion domestic tonne-kilometres, the transport performance rose by 4.6% in the reference year (2018: 52.1 billion domestic tonne-kilometres).

The main part of the transport volume (66.6% resp. 398.4 million tonnes) was performed by Austrian road freight vehicles. National transport which accounts with 386.2 million tonnes for the biggest part of the transport volume showed an increase by 2.4% compared to 2018. Austrian vehicles contributed for 97.7% of the transport volume in national transport. Concerning international receipt (70.9 million tonnes) and dispatch (63.1 million tonnes) in Austria, the share of Austrian vehicles was 14.0% (9.9 million tonnes) and 15.7% (9.9 million tonnes). Compared to the preceding year, these types of transport rose by 5.7% and 9.4%. Transit transport (77.8 million tonnes) where Austrian vehicles contributed only marginal with 1.5% (1.2 million tonnes) increased by 6.0% compared to the previous year.

In total transport performance, the share of Austrian road freight vehicles with 34.7% (18.9 billion tonne-kilometres) was lower than in transport volume, which could be mainly explained by long journeys of foreign vehicles in transit transport. The 19.0 billion tonne-kilometres in transit transport, of which 99.2% were performed by foreign vehicles, accounted for more than a third of the total transport performance.

The transport volume of third countries (9.5 million tonnes) estimated from toll data accounted for 1.6% of total transport volume and with 2.1 billion tonne-kilometres for 3.9% of total transport performance.

Results (overview): Transport volume and transport performance itemised by types of transport
Goods road vehicles registered in Europe: Transport volume and performance by mode of transport

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