EU transport in numbers

13-12-2011

The definition of the transport sector varies between different statistical sources. According to one definition (NACE) the transport industry directly employs more than 10 million people - accounting for 4.5% of total employment (source: DG MOVE). It also accounts for 4.6% of the Union’s GDP. Data on transport covers the following six modes: road, rail, pipeline, inland waterway, sea and air. According to the International Transport Forum, the industry’s contribution to GDP is around 8%. Congestion costs Europe about 1% of GDP every year. For example in London 20% of workers spend more than 2 hours per day commuting. At EU level, in 2009, greenhouse gas emissions from transport accounted for 20% of total emissions (Eurostat data).

The definition of the transport sector varies between different statistical sources. According to one definition (NACE) the transport industry directly employs more than 10 million people - accounting for 4.5% of total employment (source: DG MOVE). It also accounts for 4.6% of the Union’s GDP. Data on transport covers the following six modes: road, rail, pipeline, inland waterway, sea and air. According to the International Transport Forum, the industry’s contribution to GDP is around 8%. Congestion costs Europe about 1% of GDP every year. For example in London 20% of workers spend more than 2 hours per day commuting. At EU level, in 2009, greenhouse gas emissions from transport accounted for 20% of total emissions (Eurostat data).