Unit consumption of road transport of goods

  • Since 2014, energy efficiency progress of road freight transport is higher than before the economic crisis at EU level (around 1%/year over 2014-2018, compared to 0.7%/year between 2000 and 2007), as measured from the decrease of the road freight traffic consumption per ton-km. 
  • Lower energy efficiency progress for the period 2007-2014 (-0.5%/year) with the sharp decrease in load factors due to the drop in traffic of goods.

Change in the unit consumption of road freight transport (EU)

  • Deterioration of energy efficiency in 12 countries since 2014 despite the rebound in freight traffic. 

Unit consumption of road transport of goods