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Structural data concerning road freight transport according to transport for hire or reward and transport on own account provides information about, for example, the structure of local units in Austria operating heavy goods vehicles and articulated lorries and can thus serve as an indicator for economic activity. With regard to passenger transports, the number of buses and the number of local units where these buses are registered is reported.

Since Austria’s accession to the European Community, the national road freight transport survey has provided information about the transports of Austrian companies using heavy goods vehicles and articulated lorries registered in Austria on roads both within Austria and abroad. The detailed statistical data available to interested parties and decision-makers includes the number of transport means used, transport performance and transport volume in total or broken down into transport for hire and reward and transport of own account as well as by types of transport (inland transport, international receipt and dispatch, transit and other transports abroad). Additionally the results of the consolidated European road freight, which includes also the journeys of foreign trucks on Austrian territory,  are presented, to give a complete picture of the road freight transport in Austria.

Motor vehicle statistics provide substantiated information about both the stock of motor vehicles and registrations of new and used vehicles. For politics, society and the economy, they constitute a key basis for decisions relating to traffic policy and road traffic planning strategies.  
The motor vehicle statistics for Austria have been compiled by Statistics Austria since 1937. Since 1999, registration data has been forwarded daily via electronic means to Statistics Austria by the Austrian Insurance Association (VVO). Taking the previous year’s stock of motor vehicles as the basis, all vehicles – both old and new – registered during the year are added and deregistrations are deducted. The result is the stock for the given year. The existing data on new registrations is furthermore used to derive information about temporary registrations (temporary registrations of up to 7, 30, 60 or 90 days) and about CO2 and fuel consumption data.

Accidents on Austria’s roads are analysed on the basis of statistics relating to road traffic accidents with persons injured. These enable, for example, the identification and elimination of accident black spots and the implementation of other traffic-related infrastructural, legislative and organisational measures for improving road safety. This helps to reduce the huge cost of accidents and the resulting negative impact on the national economy and, ultimately, prevent human suffering.

To prevent accidents caused by technical malfunctions and to protect the environment, all vehicles on the roads must comply with statutory standards. The data obtained in conjunction with the regular inspection in accordance with §57a Motor Vehicles Act (available in German only) provides information about the condition of vehicles undergoing inspection.  
In 2013 this statistics was closed down.

In accordance with the current version of the Driving Licence Act (available in German only), the registration data of all authorities that issue driving licences is consolidated in the Austrian Federal Computing Centre and forwarded to Statistics Austria for compilation of the nationally standardised driving licence statistics. Data on driving licences and driving permits is available back to 1997 and preparations are underway to resume the collection of these statistics.

10.05.2022A quarter fewer new passenger car registrations in April 2022PDF34 KB
28.04.2022Fewer road fatalities in 2021, but all-time-high figures for injured cyclistsPDF39 KB
28.04.2022Turnover in industry and construction for March 2022 significantly above pre-crisis level (+54.9%); transport volume in road freight transport increased in the first quarter of 2022PDF34 KB
11.04.202217.5% fewer new passenger car registrations in the first quarter of 2022; one-fifth fewer motor vehiclesPDF34 KB
09.03.2022Around one-fifth fewer new passenger car registrations in February 2022; share of alternatively powered passenger cars 39%PDF32 KB
24.02.2022Around 5.13 million passenger cars registered in Austria at the end of 2021; three quarters more electric cars than in the previous yearPDF36 KB
09.02.202210.5% more new passenger car registrations at the beginning of 2022PDF34 KB
31.01.2022Number of traffic fatalities in Q3 2021 at pre-pandemic level; significantly more accidents on heat daysPDF39 KB
28.01.2022Turnover in industry and construction for December 2021 significantly above pre-crisis level (+44.7%); transport volume in road freight transport decreased in the fourth quarter of 2021PDF33 KB
17.01.2022New passenger car registrations in 2021 27.2% below pre-crisis level; new registrations of alternatively powered passenger cars continue to rise stronglyPDF35 KB
10.12.2021New passenger car registrations from January to November 2021 stagnate compared to previous year; more than a quarter fewer new cars registered than in 2019PDF34 KB
19.11.202160 years of road accident statistics: 3.5 million people killed or injured on Austria's roadsPDF33 KB
11.11.2021Record low in traffic fatalities in the first half of 2021; historic maximum in cyclist casualtiesPDF39 KB
10.11.2021New passenger car registrations from January to October 2021 at the previous year's level, but by more than one forth below 2019PDF35 KB
28.10.2021Turnover in industry and construction for September 2021 significantly above pre-crisis level (+21.4%); transport volume in road freight transport increased in the third quarter of 2021 PDF34 KB
14.10.2021Transport volume on Austrian roads decreased by 7.7% in 2020PDF36 KB
11.10.2021One-fifth fewer new passenger car registrations in September 2021PDF34 KB
09.09.2021New passenger car registrations in August 2021 decreased; share of alternatively powered passenger cars ahead of petrol and diesel for the first timePDF35 KB
25.08.2021Fewer driving licences, but more A-class authorizations in the Corona year 2020PDF40 KB
10.08.2021One-fifth fewer new passenger car registrations in July 2021; alternative drives rising againPDF34 KB
29.07.2021Turnover in industry and construction for June 2021 significantly above pre-crisis level; strong increase in transport volume on the road in the second quarter of 2021 PDF33 KB
29.07.2021Trucks involved in almost every second fatal road accident in the first quarter of 2021PDF42 KB
19.07.2021Passenger car one-day registrations increased by one fourth in 1st half of 2021; still well below 2019 levelPDF33 KB
15.07.2021By one sixth more used passenger car registrations in first half of 2021PDF35 KB
09.07.2021One fifth more new passenger car registrations in the 1st half of 2021, but still about one fourth less than in 2019PDF34 KB
29.06.2021139 fatalities in single-vehicle accidents in 2020; two thirds of all single-vehicle accidents caused by drivers of single-track vehiclesPDF39 KB
10.06.2021New passenger car registrations rose by 11.3% in May 2021; alternative drives clearly on the risePDF34 KB
26.05.2021Transport volume of Austrian enterprises in road freight transport decreased by 6.6% to 375.6 million tonnes in 2020PDF71 KB
12.05.2021Fewer deaths and injuries in road accidents in 2020; inappropriate speed number one cause of fatal accidentsPDF301 KB
11.05.2021New passenger car registrations nearly doubled in April 2021; alternative powered passenger cars are significantly increasingPDF35 KB
05.05.2021Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises increased by 18.1% in the first quarter of 2021PDF33 KB
20.04.2021Passenger car one-day registrations increased by about one fifth in the 1st quarter of 2021PDF32 KB
16.04.2021About one forth more used passenger cars in first quarter 2021; registrations of used two-wheelers also recorded significant increasesPDF34 KB
12.04.2021New passenger car registrations increased by 16.2% in the first quarter of 2021; March results almost reach pre-Corona level PDF34 KB
10.03.2021Increase in road traffic accidents in the 3rd quarter 2020, the highest number of seriously injured persons in the last 25 yearsPDF36 KB
09.03.20215.7% fewer new passenger car registrations in February 2021, ongoing growth in alternatively powered passenger carsPDF33 KB
19.02.20217 million mark for motor vehicles exceeded for the first time in 2020; number of passenger cars increased to 5.1 millionPDF35 KB
09.02.2021More than one third less new passenger car registrations in January 2021PDF33 KB
01.02.2021Road freight transport volume of Austrian enterprises declined by 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2020PDF31 KB
18.01.2021New passenger car registrations decreased by one fourth in 2020; two-wheelers and passenger cars with alternative drive systems showed significant increasesPDF37 KB


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