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31 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:39 GMT+1



September 23, 2020

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In the second quarter of this year, freight traffic on the Austrian rail network fell by -19.6%

River transport on the Danube has declined -2.2%

In the second quarter of this year on the rail network 20.9 million tonnes of compared to the corresponding number of goods, down -19.6% compared to the corresponding 2019. The productivity of rail services 4.4 billion tonnes-kilometers (-21.0%). In addition, the Austrian Statistical Office announced today April-June 2020 period on the Austrian section of the river Danube 2.2 million tonnes of cargo were transported, down -2.2% on the second quarter of 2019.

Explaining this data, the Director-General of Statistik Austria, Tobias Thomas, recalled that a total of 30% total transport services in Austria is due to two-thirds are road-going.

With regard to rail traffic, in the second quarter of 2020 the national traffic alone was 5.9 million tonnes (-13.8%), cross-border import traffic is 5.2 million tonnes (-24.5%), traffic 3.6 million tonnes (-16.5%) and transit rail traffic of 6.2 million tonnes (-22,0%). 63.5% of imported rail traffic 5.6 million tonnes (7.2 million tonnes) in the same second quarter of 2019), was carried out with Germany, Slovenia and Italy, for an overall drop of -22.3%. Of the total 6.2 million tonnes of railway freight in transit, 4.3 million millions of tonnes were transported from Germany Italy, Romania or Hungary and vice versa (-18.9%) and the pair of countries Germany-Hungary was the hardest hit with a 39.5% drop for 0.3 million tonnes transported followed by Germany-Italy (0.6 million tonnes, -15.3%) and from Germany-Romania (0.1 million tonnes, -13.7%).

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