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Here are a few facts and figures about the Austrian industry: Logistics
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  • 2,345

    new companies established

    In 2021, approx. 2,345 new companies were established in the transport and traffic sector.

  • 40,512

    companies

    In 2021, 40,512 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.

  • 222,084

    employees

    Around 222,100 people were employed in the transport and traffic sector in 2021.

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Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Facts and data – Annual report 2022
Figures on the 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. Facts and data – Annual report 2022
Goods transported / Freight traffic in 2021
Means of transport Transport volume in 1,000 tons Share in %
Road 403,498 67.7%
Rail 102,233 17.7%
Pipelines 64,614 11.2%
Danube shipping 8,271 1.4%
Aviation 221 0.03%

Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Facts and data – Annual report 2022
Figures of the Transport Industry 2021
Number of companies active in the Austrian transport industry 40,512
of which start-ups2,345
Employees 222,084

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 (2021)
1. Österr. Bundesbahnen-Holding AG (ÖBB-Holding AG) 4,355.50
2. Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG 2,540.00
3. ÖBB Personenverkehr AG 2,525.50
4. Österreichische Post AG  2,519.60
5. LKW Walter Internationale Transportorganisation AG 2,490.00
6. Rail Cargo Austria AG 1,888.70
7. cargo-partner Group Holding AG  1,806.00
8. Schenker & Co AG  1,719.72
9. Austrian Airlines AG (AUA) 743.00
10. Kühne + Nagel GmbH 621.40


Last update : 27.09.2022