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Here are a few facts and figures about the Austrian industry: Logistics
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  • 2,013

    new companies established

    In 2018, approx. 2,013 new companies were established in the transport and traffic sector.

  • 37,629 

    companies

    In 2018, 37,629 companies were active in the transport industry in Austria.

  • 599

    million transportation trips

    The Austrian cableways made 599 million transportation trips in the winter of 2018/2019.

  • 229,799 

    employees

    Around 229,799 people were employed in the transport and traffic sector in 2018.

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Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Facts and data – Annual report 2018
Figures on the 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. Facts and data – Annual report 2018
Goods transported / Freight traffic in 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: Transport and logistics - Facts and figures. Annual report 2019.
Figures of the Transport Industry (2018)
Number of companies active in the Austrian transport industry 37,629
of which start-ups2,013
Employees circa 229,799

Source: Factsheet 2018/2019. Professional Association of the Austrian Cable Cars.
Cable car industry
Cable car companies (2018/2019)253
Investment (2018/2019)600 million EUR
Conveyance of passengers (Winter 2018/2019)599 million
Total number of people employed (2018/2019)17,300
Source: Trend Top 500
The 10 largest transportation and logistics companies in Austria by net turnover in million Euros (2018)
1. Österr. Bundesbahnen-Holding AG (ÖBB) 5,644.00
2. Rail Cargo Austria AG 2,304.30
3. ÖBB Personenverkehr AG 2,202.10
4. Austrian Airlines AG (AUA) 2,178.00
5. LKW Walter Internationale Transportorganisation AG 2,080.00
6. Österreichische Post AG 1,958.50
7. Schenker & Co AG 1,423.00
8. Kühne + Nagel Eastern Europe AG 1,069.00
9. cargo-partner Group Holding AG 753.00
10. Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG 613.17


Last update : 25.11.2020