Freight Transport

In 2003, 515 million tonnes of freight were carried in Austria – 175 kilogramme a day for every man, woman and child in the country. More than two kilogramme of freight are transported for every Euro of Austria's gross domestic product (GDP).

Trans-Alpine Freight Traffic

Brenner motorway and Brenner railway, Nösslach bridge, source: Alpenstraße AG

The Federal Ministry is keen to provide as much information about trans-Alpine freight traffic as possible. To that end it has cooperated for many years with the governments of Switzerland and France. In 2004 a comprehensive survey of trans-Alpine freight transport was held.