Freight transport volumes grow along with GDP

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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Note: The decoupling columns displayed in the chart represent annual decoupling



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A positive value (green column) indicates decoupling (percentage decline in transport intensity since the previous year). The transport demand growth between 2003 and 2004 may partly be caused by a change in methodology, but no correction figure exists. No data available for Switzerland or Liechtenstein. GDP is in euro at constant 1995 prices. Freight transport (tonne-kilometre) includes transport by road, rail and inland waterways. Short-sea shipping and oil pipelines are excluded due to lack of data.

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