Trends in road transport

  • The consumption of road transport has been increasing in almost all countries except Finland, Luxembourg and Sweden since 2013.

Energy consumption trends in road transport

  • Since 2013, road consumption is increasing again (1.5%/year). This trend is mainly explained by the economic growth rebound (2.1%/year increase of the GDP) and significant decrease of motor fuel prices (-2.5%/year).
  • Before that, consumption of road transport decreased between 2007 and 2013 (-1.4%/year), after a rapid progression between 2000 and 2007 (1.5%/year) despite increasing motor fuel prices.

Energy consumption of road transport, fuel prices and GDP (EU)