Goods transport in Switzerland is mainly carried out over land, i.e. by road and rail. Together, these two modes of transport generated a transport performance of 27.9 billion tonne-kilometres in 2018. The highest previously recorded value was 28.2 billion tonne-kilometres in 2014.
In 2018, 63% of transport performance on land was generated by road vehicles, 37% by rail. In transalpine goods transport, the share of rail transport was considerably higher at 70%.
In import and export traffic, airfreight, Rhine shipping and oil pipelines are also significant components besides road and rail transport.