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20 May 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:47 GMT+2

April 26, 2022

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In 2020, hauliers handled 77% of goods in the EU

Decline in rail and road transport of internal water

In 2020 more than three quarters of land and river transport of goods within the European Union has been handled by hauliers having been transported by road 77% of the total volume of activity in terms of tons-kilometers. This was announced by Eurostat, specifying that the rail transport accounted for 17% of the total and the transport on inland waterways 6%.

The EU statistical office explained that in 2020 the share of road transport grew by one percentage point compared to the previous year and four percentage points compared to to 2012 when this share reached the minimum of the last decade. For rail transport, on the other hand, the share of 17% of the 2020 is the lowest percentage on record in the last decade, with a drop of one percentage point compared to the 2019 and two percentage points compared to 2011 when it was reached the highest share in the last decade. Also the share of inland waterway transport has decreased at the same level (6%) as the minimum share of the last decade marked in 2018 and recorded a decrease of 0.2 points percentages on 2019 and two percentage points compared to the maximum of the decade established in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

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