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Ce blog rassemble une partie de mes textes, créés en dehors de mes activités professionnelles. L'approche est plurilingue et interdisciplinaire. Les sujets sont internationaux et concernent notamment la politique, la durabilité, des aspects sociaux et certains secteurs de l'économie. Bonne lecture! - JJ Bürger -

Thursday, February 26, 2015

European road transport (1/2) - Who is leading the race?

By JJB

Which are Europe's leading nations of road transport?
If you think that they must definitely be located in the centre of Europe, with many road interconnections to other countries, you may have to think again. Internal trade might be just as important as external commerce... At least when regarding the number of registered heavy-good vehicles, according to German newspaper FAZ quoting Statista and Eurostat, less centrally located countries like Spain and Portugal are also part of the European Top7. Moreover, France seems to be right on top when it comes to leading the road transport sector...
However, even if France has got the highest number of registered vehicles, further indicators would be needed to analyse the full picture correctly: how many commodities are transported by those vehicles per year, and to the benefit of which transport companies? What impacts does regulation have on the choice of vehicle registration (e.g.: taxes, administrative burden)?

Number of registered heavy-good vehicles per country. Source : Eurostat as quoted by FAZ/statista
We will analyse some further pieces of information in a separate blog post, in order to complete this picture.