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Here are a few facts and figures about the Austrian industry: Logistics
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  • 2,110

    new companies established

    In 2019, approx. 2,110 new companies were established in the transport and traffic sector.

  • 38,110

    companies

    In 2019, 38,110 companies were active in the transport industry in Austria.

  • 511

    million transportation trips

    The Austrian cableways made 511 million transportation trips in the winter of 2019/2020.

  • 231,811

    employees

    Around 231,811 people were employed in the transport and traffic sector in 2019.

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Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Facts and data – Annual report 2020
Figures on the road and rail infrastructure in 2017
Motorway density in Austria 20.8 km per 1,000 km²
(EU average: 17.3 km per 1,000 km²) 
Railway density in Austria 48.6 km per 1,000 km²
(EU average: 59.0 km per 1,000 km²) 
Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Facts and data – Annual report 2020
Goods transported / Freight traffic in 2019 
Means of transport Transport volume in 1,000 tons Share in %
Road 402,188 68.4%
Rail 102,575 17.4%
Pipelines 74,673 12.7%
Danube shipping 8,512 1.4%
Aviation 247 0.04%

Source: Transport and logistics - Facts and figures. Annual report 2020.
Figures of the Transport Industry 2019
Number of companies active in the Austrian transport industry 38,110
of which start-ups2,110
Employees 231,811

Source: Factsheet 2020. Professional Association of the Austrian Cable Cars.
Cable car industry
Cable car companies (2019/2020)253
Investment (2020/2021)423 million EUR
Conveyance of passengers (Winter 2019/2020)511 million
Total number of people employed (2019/2020)17,057
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 : 15. June 2021