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Increase in Public Transport

The number of passenger-kilometres in public transport showed a 1.6 per cent increase in Norway in 2010, while the number of person-kilometres by passenger car increased by 1.0 per cent.

In this report, transport performance figures for the year 2010 are presented together with other relevant Norwegian transport statistics.

Domestic travel increased by 1.2 per cent in 2010. Domestic freight transport decreased by 1.7 per cent in total in 2010, although road freight increased by 6.6 percent.

Around 88 per cent of all travel undertaken in Norway is by road. Air transport accounted for 6 per cent of the transport volume and rail transport (railroads and tramways) accounted for about 5 per cent.

The decline in freight transport in 2010 is estimated at 1.7 per cent. There was a marked downward trend for all modes; except for road transport.

Preliminary figures from the national accounts show that the gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.3 per cent, while consumption in private households increased by 3.7 per cent.

Annual population growth was about 1.3 per cent in 2010. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 2.5 per cent in 2010 compared to 2009. Petrol prices increased on average by 8.3 per cent in 2010, after a decline by 4.8 percent in 2009.

Transport volumes in Norway 1946/2010. TØI Report 1165/2011. Authors: Liva Vågane, Arne Rideng.
Språk: Norwegian with English summary.



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