A world without the very real daily benefits of mobility has become unimaginable.
Last year international passenger traffic through ports increased, shipment of goods declined
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.
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.
Last year the carriage of goods declined
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.
Modes of transport: freight versus passengersThe quarterly bulletin includes articles on topical or otherwise important issues in different fields. Each issue contains a selection of news with specific statistics for Estonia and other countries. The quarterly bulletin includes time series and diagrams of the main economic and social indicators, and comparative data on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Overviews of the principles and methodology of statistics are also published in the bulletin.
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.