Transport volumes in Norway 1946–2016

Domestic passenger travel in Norway increased by 0.9 per cent in 2016. The growth in passenger transport volume was highest for rail transport, with 4.8 per cent. Road traffic rose by 0.6 per cent.

For 2016 the growth in the passenger transport volume in Norway is estimated to be 0.9 per cent, compared to 2.6 per cent the previous year. The number of person-kilometres by passenger car increased by 0.5 per cent in 2016, while the number of passenger-kilometres in public transport showed a 1.7 per cent increase.

The growth in passenger transport volume was highest for rail transport (railroads and tramways), with 4.8 per cent, and sea transport with 2.7 per cent. However, rail and sea transport still have only a small share of seven percent of the total passenger transport volume.

Around 88 per cent of all motorized travel undertaken in Norway is by road. Air transport accounted for five per cent of the transport volume, rail transport accounted for about six per cent, and sea transport around one percent. These market shares have been quite stable since 2000.

The freight transport work including cabotage is estimated to have decreased 0.7 per cent in 2016, compared to increase of 3.8 per cent in 2015. Freight transport work by rail increased 7.8 per cent, while road and sea transport showed a 0.3 and 1.8 per cent decrease and in 2016, respectively.

Estimated excluding cabotage freight, however, the transport work increased by 0.9 percent from 2015 to 2016, mainly due to an increase of 3.0 percent in sea transport.

Transport volumes in Norway 1946–2016. TØI Report 1613/2018. Norwegian language with English summary. Author: Eivind Farstad.



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