Road freight transport

In 2016, the share of the road in freight transport, measured in tonne-kilometres, was 73.7% in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Road freight transport - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of transport in tonne-kilometres

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium64.274.673.773.473.072.673.70.50.2
EU28----76.075.775.175.376.3--0.3
//: Average Growth Rates

European Commission (2018), European transport in figures 2018, http://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fundings/statistics_en (consulted on 27/09/2018); road transport earlier than 2005: FPB transport data base, based on regular publications of FPS Mobility and Transport, FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy - Statistics Belgium, SNCB.

UN target: 9.1 - Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 9.1.2 - Passenger and freight volumes, by mode of transport.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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