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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 60
15.4%
2020
Freight transport by road 7.32 million tonnes
29.5%
3RD QUARTER 2020
Bus passengers on domestic and international lines 27.71 million
-6.11%
4TH QUARTER 2020
Passengers carried by rail 344 thousand
-19.1%
MARCH 2021
Freight transport by rail 2.11 million tonnes
8.9%
MARCH 2021
Passenger cars registered in the traffic register 808,689
1.7%
2020
First registrations of passenger cars 5,904
-69.4%
2021
Goods transported through ports 9.71 million tonnes
-4.6%
4TH QUARTER 2020
Number of arrived passengers in Tallinn Airport 19,418
0.0%
4TH QUARTER 2020
International passenger transport through ports | I quarter 2019 - 4th quarter 2020
Transport of goods by railway | I quarter 2019 - 4th quarter 2020
Passenger transport by bus | I quarter 2019 - 4th quarter 2020
Passenger transport of transport enterprises by type of transport | 1st quarter 2019 – 4th quarter 2020
Unit: tuhat
1st quarter 2019 2nd quarter 2019 3rd quarter 2019 4th quarter 2019 1st quarter 2020 2nd quarter 2020 3rd quarter 2020 4th quarter 2020
Total 56,112 55,764 52,685 57,305 46,620 22,017 40,169 36,123
Land transport 54,306 52,952 49,325 55,108 45,121 21,230 38,026 35,311
Sea transport 1,657 2,617 3,149 2,102 1,418 765 2,102 796
Inland waterways transport 0 11 16 1 1 6 18 1
Air transport 149 184 194 94 80 16 23 16

Traffic accidents with casualties on the roads | 2018 – 2020
2018 2019 2020
Traffic accidents 1,469 1,406 1,368
Traffic accidents with fatalities 64 51 56
Traffic accidents with the participation of drunk drivers 148 139 132
Traffic accidents with fatalities with the participation of drunk drivers 12 13 12
Persons killed 67 52 60
Persons injured 1,832 1,733 1,577

Revenue of transport enterprises by type of transport (quarters) | 1st quarter 2019 – 4th quarter 2020
Unit: million euros
1st quarter 2019 2nd quarter 2019 3rd quarter 2019 4th quarter 2019 1st quarter 2020 2nd quarter 2020 3rd quarter 2020 4th quarter 2020
Road transport 318.94 364.84 377.08 345.87 295.51 294.88 314.40 309.95
Air transport 41.63 62.38 77.99 45.99 38.40 16.50 22.31 30.28
Transport total 425.63 510.96 548.00 463.10 385.63 347.39 389.12 378.17
Railway transport 15.46 12.86 11.47 12.23 9.17 9.62 9.65 10.58
Waterway transport 49.60 70.88 81.45 59.01 42.55 26.40 42.76 27.36

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