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 52
-22.4%
2019
Freight transport by road 4.41 million tonnes
-24.5%
1ST QUARTER 2020
Bus passengers on domestic and international lines 17.00 million
-51.41%
2ND QUARTER 2020
Passengers carried by rail 601 thousand
6.6%
SEPTEMBER 2020
Freight transport by rail 1.38 million tonnes
-1.8%
SEPTEMBER 2020
Passenger cars registered in the traffic register 794 926
6.5%
2019
First registrations of passenger cars 16 250
-41.1%
2020
Goods transported through ports 10.17 million tonnes
12.1%
4TH QUARTER 2019
Number of arrived passengers in Tallinn Airport 19 418
-92.7%
2ND QUARTER 2020
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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

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