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In brief


The transport sector plays a central role in a modern economy. Mobility of goods (raw materials, semi-manufactured and finished products) and people (e.g. apprentices, employees, travellers, consumers) is required in the first place for the division of labour to function and for value added to be created in all economic sectors. Statistical information on transport provides an important basis for entrepreneurial decisions and transport policies.


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Key figures

Road network (roads of other than local trans­port)2015230,100 km
Railway lines (Length of lines operated)201337,860 km
Length of waterways20147,675 km
Stock of passenger cars
New registrations of passenger cars20143,036,773


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