Transport

The world is interconnected through transport. The sector ensures that bananas from Costa Rica reach our tables or that wooden furniture from Estonia finds a place in Finnish or Swedish homes. A great transport system is an important component of the modern living and business environment.

Transport is divided into land transport (i.e. road and rail), water transport and air transport. Together these modes influence almost all economic activities, including the service sector. The developments and demand of these, in turn, have an impact on the health of the transportation sector. Both local and international economic situation play a role.

Statistics Estonia publishes the following data on transport:

  • number of passengers carried by road, rail, sea and air transport, and freight volumes;
  • data on transport infrastructure;
  • registered vehicles and accidents;
  • economic indicators of transport enterprises.

Well-functioning transport networks promote local business and, more generally, the competitiveness of the economy. Transport indicators help to contribute to faster and more convenient modes of movement, to people and goods reaching destinations safely and without interruption, to quality of roads and environmental sustainability.

Persons killed in road traffic accidents 55
-8.3%
ASCENDING TOTAL 2021
Freight transport by road 7.90 million tonnes
-4.3%
4TH QUARTER 2021
Bus passengers on domestic and international lines 24.95 million
-6.29%
1ST QUARTER 2022
Passengers carried by rail 677 thousand
-0.7%
JUNE 2022
Freight transport by rail 1.30 million tonnes
4.6%
JUNE 2022
Passenger cars registered in the traffic register 825,936
2.1%
2021
First registrations of passenger cars 11,157
-50.7%
ASCENDING TOTAL 2022
Goods transported through ports 39.40 million tonnes
306.0%
2021
Number of arrived passengers in Tallinn Airport 211,320
-17.8%
1ST QUARTER 2022
International passenger transport through ports | 2nd quarter 2021 – 1st quarter 2022
Transport of goods by railway | 3rd quarter 2020 – 1st quarter 2022
Passenger transport by bus | 3rd quarter 2020 – 1st quarter 2022
Passenger transport of transport enterprises by type of transport | 1st quarter 2021 – 4th quarter 2022
Unit: thousand
1st quarter 2021 2nd quarter 2021 3rd quarter 2021 4th quarter 2021 1st quarter 2022 2nd quarter 2022 3rd quarter 2022 4th quarter 2022
Total 27,484 29,522 35,372 34,874 32,220 .. .. ..
Land transport 26,965 28,488 33,464 33,549 31,319 .. .. ..
Sea transport 499 970 1,765 1,165 834 .. .. ..
Inland waterways transport 0 10 31 2 0 .. .. ..
Air transport 20 55 113 158 67 .. .. ..

Traffic accidents with casualties on the roads | 2017 – 2021
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Traffic accidents 1,406 1,469 1,406 1,368 1,568
Traffic accidents with fatalities 44 64 51 56 40
Traffic accidents with the participation of drunk drivers 182 148 139 132 70
Traffic accidents with fatalities with the participation of drunk drivers 13 12 13 12 16
Persons killed 48 67 52 60 55
Persons injured 1,725 1,832 1,733 1,577 1,768

Revenue of transport enterprises by type of transport (quarters) | 2nd quarter 2020 – 1st quarter 2022
Unit: million euros
2nd quarter 2020 3rd quarter 2020 4th quarter 2020 1st quarter 2021 2nd quarter 2021 3rd quarter 2021 4th quarter 2021 1st quarter 2022
Transport total 347.39 389.12 378.17 354.74 483.03 453.92 449.60 451.83
Road 294.88 314.40 309.95 299.33 416.47 354.06 351.99 369.19
Railways 9.62 9.65 10.58 11.57 10.85 9.65 9.86 8.98
Water transport 26.40 42.76 27.36 22.39 27.97 42.54 39.88 34.13
Air transport 16.50 22.31 30.28 21.44 27.74 47.67 47.87 39.52

News

Passenger traffic on domestic ship routes increased last year

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, compared to 2017, the number of passengers on the main scheduled domestic ship lines increased by 3%, but the number of international traffic passengers served by Estonian ports decreased by 1%. The freight volume of ports in tonnes increased by around 3%.
Read more 21. March 2019