Transport

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Transport

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Piret Pukk
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2013. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 331)

The volume of passenger transport grew last year, both in domestic and international traffic. In 2012, the number of passengers served by Estonian transport enterprises increased by 17% and passenger turnover by 7% compared to 2011. Road transport is the most used form of transport in the carriage of passengers – used by 93% of passengers in 2012. The total number of passengers carried by Estonian transport enterprises in 2012 was 201 million, of which 192 million were carried in domestic traffic. The number of passengers in domestic transport grew 17%. Urban transport (i.e. buses, trams and trolleybuses) was used by nearly 159 million passengers, which was almost a fourth more than the year before. The growth in the number of passengers and in passenger turnover in urban transport was influenced the most by changes in the calculation of passenger volume in Tallinn implemented in the 1st quarter of 2012. The number of passengers increased by 26% in Tallinn and by 10% in other cities. The number of passengers in other road transport amounted to 28.2 million. The respective figure was 4.4 million in railway traffic, 8.6 million in sea traffic and slightly over one million in air transport. The average journey distance in domestic transport was 12 kilometres.

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Traffic accidents in re-independent Estonia

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Piret Pukk
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/13. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 40)

Worldwide, approximately 1.2 million people are killed in transport accidents each year, most of which are road traffic accidents. It is almost as much people as Estonian population. According to the data of the World Health Organisation (WHO), half of the persons killed in accidents are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. In 1992–2012, there have been 36,307 traffic accidents with casualties in Estonia, in which 45,589 people have been injured and a total of 4,341 people have been killed.

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Rail freight transport in Estonia and elsewhere in Europe

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Liivi Adamson, Piret Pukk
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/12. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 35)

Rail transport is quite cheap and helps to carry large amounts of goods over long distances, but not from door to door. Europe has long benefited from a dense railway network. The main aim of this article is to analyse the development and changes of the national rail freight traffic in the European Union countries, incl. in Estonia in 2009–2011.

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Goods in transit over the last decade

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Piret Pukk
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/11. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 104)

The role of transit in the Estonian economy is valued very differently. Supposedly the transit sector in Estonia accounts for 4–10% or more of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). By all means, transit in Estonia is an important and rapidly growing sector of economy, which is confronting a more severe pressure than before. The main aim of the present review is to analyse the transit of goods by rail and through ports during the past decade.

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Estonia`s transport in 2008

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Piret Pukk
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/09. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 38)

Transport activity affects practically all the remaining branches of economy and service sector and is strongly influenced itself by these sectors. Estonian transport sector is influenced not only by domestic factor but also outside. The Estonian transport sector is characterised by free market entry to line and occasional transport, to infrastructure services and carrier activity. Lot of enterprises involved in international transport market face the increasing competition in the market.

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