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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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  • 37,000

    companies

    There were more than 37,000 companies in Austria in the Transport and Traffic division in 2017.

  • 76

    million tons of goods transported

    More than 76 million tons of goods were transported via pipelines in Austria in 2017.

  • 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 2018
Figures from the Transport and Traffic division (2017)
Number of companies in the Austrian transport industry   37,015
Of which newly established 2,026
Employees   approx. 225,400
Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Data and Facts – Annual Report 2018
Figures on road and rail infrastructure in 2016
Motorway density in Austria

20.5 km per 1,000 km2

(EU average: 17.4 km per 1,000 km2

Railway density in Austria

60.3 km per 1,000 km2

(EU average: 49.6 km per 1,000 km2)

Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Data and Facts – Annual Report 2018
Transported goods / freight traffic 2017
Means of transport Transport volume in 1,000 tons Share in %
Road 386,857 66.6%
Rail 107,579 18.5%
Pipelines 76,291 13.1%
Danube shipping 9,620 1.7%
Aviation 235 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 : 23. November 2020