Trends in freight traffic

  • Increasing traffic of goods since 2014, with a good correlation with GDP.
  • After a sharp decrease between 2007 and 2010, the traffic of goods has remained rather stable between 2010 and 2014.

Trends in freight traffic and GDP (EU)


  • In the majority of countries (18), there is a reduction of the traffic intensity (traffic per unit of GDP) since 2000, with for 6 of them a reduction above 3%/year;
  • In 5 countries, there is a steady increase since 2000 of the traffic intensity, while in 5 other countries there has been an increase before the crisis and a decrease after.

Freight traffic per unit of GDP