Road freight transport in Europe with downward trend since 2008
14 December 2010
The road freight transport activity at national and European level followed two distinct phases within the period 2006-2009. Although until 2007 the global trend reflected an increase of tons of goods transported (+ 0.9% in Portugal and + 2.3% in the EU27 ), from 2008 onwards, in a context of international economic crisis, a reversal of the upward trend occurred, with successive declines which culminated in decreases of 10.9% in Portugal and 12% in the EU27 in 2009.
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