Transport – Overview


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Which are the transport modes covered?

Eurostat data on transport cover five main types of transport modes:

  • Air
  • Inland waterway
  • Rail
  • Road
  • Maritime (Sea)

In addition, specific data are collected for oil pipelines.

What is measured?

In general, transport statistics cover:

  • Transport of goods
  • Transport of people
  • Traffic
  • Transport safety

Other available data include aggregated statistics on businesses, employment, infrastructure and equipment.

Some data collections go back to 1980, while others start more recently.

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