In 2017, the goods transport performance by road and rail amounted to 27.3 billion tonne-kilometres. This is 1,8% less than in 2016.
If the entire period from 1980 to 2017 is considered, transport performance increased by 87%. Goods transport by road (+151%) increased more than by rail (+30%). The modal split therefore developed markedly in favour of road transport: The rail share of goods transport fell from 53% in 1980 to 37% in 2017.
In import and export traffic, Rhine shipping, oil pipelines and airfreight are also significant components besides road and rail transport.