Last update February 2021
EU still refers to the EU28
Trends in freight traffic
- Increasing traffic of goods since 2013, with a good correlation with GDP.
- Previously, there was a sharp decrease of freight traffic between 2007 and 2009.
Trends in freight traffic and GDP (EU)
- In the majority of countries (16), there is a reduction of the traffic intensity (traffic per unit of GDP) since 2000, with for 3 of them a reduction above 3%/year.
- In 6 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.