The share of household expenditure on transport includes public transport (transport by train, bus, taxi, ferries and aircraft), operation of private vehicles and purchase of vehicles. Total expeniture is defined as total private consumption in the National Account.
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Member State data were only used when it was available for all four
categories in a single year. The number of EEA-32 member states’ data
used in each year of Figure 1 are (from 1990 to 2008): 12, 14, 15, 19,
19, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 29, 29, 29, 27, 26, 21. Data were
not available in any year for Croatia, Switzerland and Turkey. The
complete details of which Member States were used in which year is given in the excel file.