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Changes in transport prices in the EU-27

Data table via SPARQL Published 27 Nov 2012 Last modified 05 Oct 2022
In Europe, buying a car has become cheaper in real terms since the mid-1990s, while train and boat travel have become more expensive.

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transporttype date obsValue
"All-items HICP"@en "1996-01-01"^^<> "73.93"^^<>
"All-items HICP"@en "1997-01-01"^^<> "79.35"^^<>
"All-items HICP"@en "1998-01-01"^^<> "83.03"^^<>
"All-items HICP"@en "1999-01-01"^^<> "85.49"^^<>
"All-items HICP"@en "2000-01-01"^^<> "88.45"^^<>
"All-items HICP"@en "2001-01-01"^^<> "91.28"^^<>
"All-items HICP"@en "2002-01-01"^^<> "93.58"^^<>
"All-items HICP"@en "2003-01-01"^^<> "95.59"^^<>
"All-items HICP"@en "2004-01-01"^^<> "97.77"^^<>
"All-items HICP"@en "2005-01-01"^^<> "100"^^<>

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PREFIX skos: <>
PREFIX qb: <>
PREFIX sdmx-measure: <>
PREFIX sdmx-dimension: <>
PREFIX sdmx-attribute: <>
PREFIX property: <>

SELECT ?transporttype ?date ?obsValue
    _:rec qb:dataSet <>.
    _:rec sdmx-dimension:freq <>.
    _:rec sdmx-dimension:timePeriod ?date.
     _:rec property:coicop ?coicop .
    _:rec property:geo <>, ?geo
    OPTIONAL { _:rec sdmx-measure:obsValue ?obsValue }
    ?geo skos:notation ?region.
    ?coicop skos:prefLabel ?transporttype

Error when running query:

Error. Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/Products.ZSPARQLMethod-2.3-py2.7.egg/Products/ZSPARQLMethod/", line 287, in run_with_timeout
    ret = func(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/Products.ZSPARQLMethod-2.3-py2.7.egg/Products/ZSPARQLMethod/", line 215, in query_and_get_result
    result = sparql.query(*args, timeout = kwargs.get("timeout", 0) or 0)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/sparql_client-3.8-py2.7.egg/", line 747, in query
    return s.query(query, timeout, raw=raw)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/sparql_client-3.8-py2.7.egg/", line 416, in query
    return q.query(query, timeout, raw=raw)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/sparql_client-3.8-py2.7.egg/", line 571, in query
    response = self._request(statement, timeout)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/sparql_client-3.8-py2.7.egg/", line 561, in _request
    response = self._build_response(query, opener, buf, timeout)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/sparql_client-3.8-py2.7.egg/", line 543, in _build_response
    timeout if timeout > 0 else None)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/sparql_client-3.8-py2.7.egg/", line 514, in _get_response
    response =, timeout=timeout)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 429, in open
    response = self._open(req, data)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 447, in _open
    '_open', req)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 407, in _call_chain
    result = func(*args)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 1241, in https_open
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 1201, in do_open
    r = h.getresponse(buffering=True)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 1148, in getresponse
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 448, in begin
    version, status, reason = self._read_status()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 404, in _read_status
    line = self.fp.readline(_MAXLINE + 1)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/", line 480, in readline
    data = self._sock.recv(self._rbufsize)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/eventlet-0.21.0-py2.7.egg/eventlet/green/", line 194, in recv
    return self._base_recv(buflen, flags, into=False)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/eventlet-0.21.0-py2.7.egg/eventlet/green/", line 227, in _base_recv
    read =
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/eventlet-0.21.0-py2.7.egg/eventlet/green/", line 139, in read
    super(GreenSSLSocket, self).read, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/eventlet-0.21.0-py2.7.egg/eventlet/green/", line 119, in _call_trampolining
    timeout_exc=timeout_exc('timed out'))
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/eventlet-0.21.0-py2.7.egg/eventlet/hubs/", line 163, in trampoline
    return hub.switch()
  File "/plone/buildout-cache/eggs/eventlet-0.21.0-py2.7.egg/eventlet/hubs/", line 295, in switch
    return self.greenlet.switch()
SSLError: ('timed out',)


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