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Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 116)
Piret Pukk, Rita Raudjärv

This article provides an overview of transport infrastructure and registered vehicles in Estonia as well as the share and performance of different modes of transport in the carriage of passengers and goods. In addition, an overview is given on traffic accidents in Estonia.

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Last year the carriage of passengers and goods declined

news release no 51

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the number of passengers served by Estonian transport enterprises decreased by 3% and the freight volume in tonnes decreased by 1% compared to the previous year. The number of passengers increased in sea and rail transport, but decreased in road and air transport. Carriage of goods increased in road transport, but decreased in rail transport.

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Last year international passenger traffic through ports increased, shipment of goods declined

news release no 33

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the number of international traffic passengers served by Estonian ports increased by 4%, but the freight volume of ports in tonnes decreased by 4% compared to the previous year.

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Transport

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2016. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 338)
Piret Pukk

The road network is the most important part of the transportation system. Public use roads are divided into national roads, local roads and forest roads. As at the end of 2015, there were 16,597 km of national roads in Estonia, of which 4,014 km were main and basic roads and 12,484 km – secondary roads. 75% of the national roads are paved. The total length of Estonian railways is 2,146 km, of which 918 km are running tracks of public railway. 132 km of railways are electrified.

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Last year the carriage of goods declined

news release no 35

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, the number of passengers served by Estonian transport enterprises remained on the same level but the freight volume in tonnes decreased by 13% compared to the previous year. Passenger traffic volume increased by 10% and freight turnover increased by 7% compared to 2014.

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Modes of transport: freight versus passengers

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/15. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 54)
Piret Pukk

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Transport

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2015. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 343)
Piret Pukk

In 2014, the number of passengers carried by Estonian transport enterprises by road, rail, sea and air transport amounted to 211 million. 92.7% of these passengers were carried by road, 4.1% by sea, 2.8% by rail and 0.4% used air transport. The number of passengers served by Estonian transport enterprises decreased by 2% compared to 2013.

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Säästva arengu näitajad. Indicators of Sustainable Development

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What progress has been made towards the four main targets of the Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development “Sustainable Estonia 21” (SE21) – growth of welfare, coherent society, viability of the Estonian cultural space and ecological balance? The publication includes 69 indicators of sustainable development that reflect the progress in key domains in Estonia. Under each indicator, there is an analysis of the current situation, an assessment of relevance in the SE21 context, and an overview of the measures defined in current development and action plans. The publication is prepared in cooperation with the Strategy Unit of the Government Office. While the main focus is on sustainable development, the publication provides a good overview of general trends in Estonia.
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Last year the carriage of passengers and goods declined

news release no 36

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2014, the number of passengers served by Estonian transport enterprises decreased by 2% and the freight volume in tonnes decreased by 5% compared to the previous year. Passenger traffic volume increased by 6% in passenger-kilometres, but freight turnover fell 15% in tonne-kilometres.

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Infrastructure

Eesti piirkondlik areng. 2014. Regional Development in Estonia (p. 88)

Several places in Estonia present themselves as areas with a wonderful natural environment. It is very rare, however, that a place is introduced as a region with a very good infrastructure. True, single elements of infrastructure do get mentioned – for example, the option of placing a child in a kindergarten without a queue – but it is rare that an introduction of a region claims: both our technical and social infrastructure are excellent.

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