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Road goods transport has been growing sharply since Slovenia joined the EU, as the volume of tonne-kilometres of the Slovenian transport carriers increased by more than 2,5 times in the period 2004-2019. The growth of freight transport and transit in Slovenia has been constant in road, rail and maritime transport since independence, despite intermediate economic problems in the EU during the recession 2008-2014. The exception is air freight transport, which has stagnated for years after a sharp decline in 2008. From the environmental point of view the growth of road freight transit through Slovenia is alarming. Emissions form the transit contribute to the air pollution and GHG emissions as well.


This indicator shows the volume and modal split of freight transport in Slovenia and the modal split of passenger transport in selected EU countries. The data for Slovenia is presented by indices of the development of road and rail transport as well as port and air transport in the period 1990-2019. The data for selected European countries presents the volume and shares of tonne-kilometres in road, rail and inland waterway transport for the period 1990-2019.

A tonne-kilometre (tkm) is a unit of measure of freight transport representing the transport of one tonne of goods over a distance of one kilometre. In rail freight transport we distinguish between gross and net tonne-kilometres. A gross tonne-kilometre is a unit of measure representing the movement over the distance of one kilometre of one tonne of vehicle and its contents excluding the weight of tractive vehicle. A net tonne-kilometre is the sum of the tonnes carried multiplied by the distance travelled.

 


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Figure PR02-1: Goods transport and traffic in Slovenia, 1991-2019
Sources:

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia: Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Slovenia 1992-2013 and SI-STAT Data portal, 2021 (9. 04. 2021)

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Road goods transport[index (1990=100)] Railway goods transport[index (1990=100)] Maritime transport of goods [index (1990=100)] Air transport of goods[index (1990=100)] Road goods transport[tkm (mio)] Railway goods transport[net tkm] Maritime transport of goods [received and shipped goods (1000 t)] Air transport of goods[prepeljano blago (t) ]
1991 100 100 100 100 4322 3246 4253 1670
1992 107.33 79.27 109.38 112.87 4639 2573 4652 1885
1993 106.34 69.69 121.30 246.65 4596 2262 5159 4119
1994 118.32 70.79 123.49 228.02 5114 2298 5252 3808
1995 131.49 88.76 157.82 232.16 5683 2881 6712 3877
1996 137.62 72.18 153.84 226.65 5948 2343 6543 3785
1997 139.17 80.81 170.94 224.25 6015 2623 7270 3745
1998 146.32 81.18 202.40 221.86 6324 2635 8608 3705
1999 150.39 79.36 196.03 248.32 6500 2576 8337 4147
2000 153.96 80.10 219.19 272.81 6654 2600 9322 4556
2001 162.77 80.25 219.94 249.88 7035 2605 9354 4173
2002 152.92 87.46 221.75 276.65 6609 2839 9431 4620
2003 162.89 92.98 259.49 230.78 7040 3018 11036 3854
2004 208.40 97.01 291.63 211.38 9007 3149 12403 3530
2005 255.25 99.97 307.22 181.74 11032 3245 13066 3035
2006 280.24 103.91 364.05 251.08 12112 3373 15483 4193
2007 317.77 111.00 372.75 270.06 13734 3603 15853 4510
2008 376.24 108.44 389.23 138.98 16261 3520 16554 2321
2009 341.55 86.78 314.04 111.02 14762 2817 13356 1854
2010 368.60 105.39 343.08 110.84 15931 3421 14591 1851
2011 380.36 115.59 380.86 115.99 16439 3752 16198 1937
2012 367.61 106.90 397.53 88.26 15888 3470 16907 1474
2013 368.00 117.04 404.04 75.27 15905 3799 17184 1257
2014 376.52 126.62 423.51 83.35 16273 4110 18012 1392
2015 414.44 128.62 468.63 79.16 17912 4175 19931 1322
2016 426.05 134.32 497.79 85.57 18414 4360 21171 1429
2017 481.58 157.98 524.59 109.64 20814 5128 22311 1831
2018 514.23 158.69 543.78 90.36 22225 5151 23127 1509
2019 557.89 163.03 519.96 66.17 24112 5292 22114 1105
Figure PR02-2: Share of transport services in total freight transport in the EU-27, 2000-2019 (data based on tkm)
Sources:

Eurostat: Modal split of freight transport, 2021 (9. 04. 2021)

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inland waterway transport[%] rail transport[%] road transport[%]
2000 6.60 20 73
2001 6.50 19 74
2002 6.30 19 75
2003 5.80 19 75
2004 5.90 18 76
2005 6 18 76
2006 6 18 76
2007 6 18 76
2008 6 18 76
2009 6 17 77
2010 6.50 17.10 76.40
2011 6.20 18.30 75.60
2012 6.70 18.10 75.30
2013 6.70 17.80 75.50
2014 6.60 18 75.40
2015 6.50 18.20 75.30
2016 6.20 18 75.80
2017 6 17.40 76.50
2018 5.40 17.80 76.80
2019 5.60 17 77.40
Figure PR02-3: Share of transport services in total freight transport (km%), 2019, selected European countries
Sources:

Eurostat: Modal split of freight transport, 2021 (9. 04. 2021)

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inland waterway transport[%] road transport[%] railway trasport[%]
Cyprus 0 100 0
Malta 0 100 0
Ireland 0 99.40 0.60
Greece 0 97.50 2.50
Spain 0 95.20 4.80
Netherlands 42.70 50.90 6.30
Luxembourg 8.20 85 6.90
United Kingdom 0.10 90.80 9.10
France 2.40 87.90 9.70
Denmark 0 88.50 11.50
Italy 0 88.10 11.90
Belgium 11.40 76.60 12
Portugal 0 87 13
Norway 0 85.40 14.60
EU28 5.60 77.40 17
EU27 6.10 76.30 17.60
Germany 8 73.40 18.70
Bulgaria 31.80 47.10 21.10
Croatia 6.50 70.70 22.80
Poland 0 76 24
Czechia 0.10 73.80 26.20
Hungary 5.20 68.50 26.30
Romania 28.10 45 26.80
Finland 0.30 72.80 26.90
Sweden 0.10 69.30 30.60
Austria 2.40 66.70 30.80
Slovakia 3.60 65.50 31
Switzerland 0.10 65.60 34.30
Slovenia 0 64.50 35.50
Estonia 0 58 42
Lithuania 0 32.60 67.40
Latvia 0 26.40 73.60
Figure PR02-4: Freight transport in the EU-27, 1995-2018 (billion tonne-km)
Sources:

Statistical Pocketbook 2020, Performance of freight transport (9. 04. 2021)

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Road transport[bil tkm] Railway transport[bil tkm] inland waterways[bil tkm] pipe-lines[bil tkm] sea transport[bil tkm] Air transport of goods[bil tkm] Total[bil tkm]
1995 1127.16 374.82 121.92 103.81 671.37 1.42 2400.49
1996 1136.38 378.76 119.60 107.71 679.57 1.46 2423.48
1997 1182.48 394.35 127.72 107.67 698.90 1.55 2512.66
1998 1242.20 377.04 130.91 114.67 721.75 1.60 2588.17
1999 1294.36 367.11 128.62 113.21 742.84 1.63 2647.77
2000 1343.87 387.92 133.71 115.68 769.79 1.74 2752.71
2001 1389.25 369.25 132.42 122.38 781.50 1.74 2796.54
2002 1438.80 368.16 132.41 118.80 793.80 1.70 2853.68
2003 1440.54 376.31 123.44 121.20 807.28 1.72 2870.48
2004 1588.27 390.04 136.76 122.60 835.98 1.78 3075.43
2005 1588.15 394.60 138.61 126.81 838.03 1.83 3088.03
2006 1638.79 416.25 138.42 125.79 835.61 1.89 3156.75
2007 1697.64 430.72 145.40 118.22 832.22 1.95 3226.16
2008 1676.46 421.69 146.90 114.76 825.93 1.91 3187.66
2009 1515.32 344.37 132.61 111.63 759.60 1.81 2865.34
2010 1558.29 374.96 155.37 110.97 824.19 1.84 3025.61
2011 1541.63 401.12 141.83 108.27 839.89 1.85 3034.60
2012 1481.69 385.19 149.82 104.98 828.54 1.83 2952.05
2013 1518.42 384.32 152.58 102.08 847.12 1.84 3006.37
2014 1527.44 388.68 150.71 101.09 871.72 2.12 3041.74
2015 1560.89 395.89 147.35 104.15 861.78 2.14 3072.20
2016 1620.58 411.06 147.21 104.70 906.65 2.40 3192.59
2017 1707.31 414.82 147.22 103.95 919.00 2.17 3294.47
2018 1708.91 423.33 134.98 104.05 979.17 2.22 3352.64

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