Trends in freight traffic

  • Increasing traffic of goods since 2013 (2.5%/year), with a good correlation with GDP.
  • There was a sharp decrease of freight traffic between 2007 and 2009 during the financial crisis (-6.4%/year).

Trends in freight traffic and GDP (EU)

  • In the majority of the EU MS (17), a reduction in traffic intensity (traffic per unit of GDP) has been observed since 2000, with 4 of them showing a reduction of more than 3% per year (Estonia, Ireland, Cyprus, Luxembourg).
  • In 5 EU MS, there is a steady increase since 2000 of the traffic intensity, while in 6 other countries there has been an increase before the crisis and a decrease after.

Freight traffic per unit of GDP