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Facts and Figures - Transportation Infrastructure/Below ground Engineering

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Based on some selected data, find out here about the importance of the transport infrastructure / civil engineering industry
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  • 40,512

    companies

    There were more than 40,500 companies in Austria in the Transport and Traffic division in 2021.

  • 64,6

    million tons of goods transported

    More than 64,6 million tons of goods were transported via pipelines in Austria in 2021.

  • 41

    patents

    In the patent statistics in the area of railway and rail, Austria ranks first internationally, with 41 patents per million residents.

  • 250

    tunnels

    The railway network of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) includes 250 tunnels.

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Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Data and Facts – Annual Report 2022
Figures from the Transport and Traffic division (2021)
Number of companies in the Austrian transport industry   40,512
Of which newly established 2,345
Employees   222,084
Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Data and Facts – Annual Report 2022
Figures on road and rail infrastructure in 2019
Motorway density in Austria

20.8 km per 1,000 km2

(EU average: 17.5 km per 1,000 km2

Railway density in Austria

59.2 km per 1,000 km2

(EU average: 47.4 km per 1,000 km2)

Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Data and Facts – Annual Report 2022
Transported goods / freight traffic 2021
Means of transport Transport volume in 1,000 tons Share in %
Road 403,498 69.7%
Rail 102,233 17.7%
Pipelines 64,614 11.2%
Danube shipping 8,271 1.4%
Aviation 221 0.04%
Source: Austrian Federal Railways; Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, tunnel statistics
 Tunnels in Austria  
Motorway and expressways approx. 175
Railway tunnels of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) approx. 250



Last update : 20 December 2022