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Friday, 23 November 2018 15:00

Road freight transport in the EU up 4.5 %

Road freight transport in the EU up 4.5 %

Road freight transport in the European Union (EU) increased by 4.5 % between 2016 and 2017, in terms of tonne-kilometres (tkm). Between 2013 and 2017, EU road freight transport rose by 11.8 %, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to Eurostat.

Four Member States had year on year increases in road freight transport (tkm) greater than 15 % in 2017: Lithuania (+ 26.2 %), Cyprus (+17.5 %), Greece (+ 15.5 %) and Poland (15.3 %). In contrast, the largest falls were in Belgium (-13.4 %), Czechia (-12.0 %) and Estonia (-7.8 %).

In terms of the proportion of total tonne-kilometres of road freight transport attributable to EU Member States in 2017, Poland had the highest share (18 %), followed by Germany (16 %), Spain (12 %), France (9 %), the United Kingdom (8 %) and Italy (6 %). All other Member States had shares below 4 %.

More details: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/-/DDN-20181123-1?inheritRedirect=true&redirect=%2Feurostat%2F

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

 

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