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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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  • 38,110

    companies

    There were more than 38,000 companies in Austria in the Transport and Traffic division in 2019.

  • 74,7

    million tons of goods transported

    More than 74,7 million tons of goods were transported via pipelines in Austria in 2019.

  • 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 2020
Figures from the Transport and Traffic division (2019)
Number of companies in the Austrian transport industry   38,110
Of which newly established 2,110
Employees    231,811
Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Data and Facts – Annual Report 2020
Figures on 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

59.0 km per 1,000 km2

(EU average: 48.6 km per 1,000 km2)

Source: The Austrian Transport Industry. Data and Facts – Annual Report 2020
Transported goods / freight traffic 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: 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 : 17. August 2021