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.

Freight traffic per unit of GDP