Statistics Brief | 20 July 2015
Investment in Inland Transport Infrastructure at Record Low
latest ITF Statistics Brief shows that the continued
economic crisis has had an impact on transport
- Investment in inland transport infrastructure, as a share of GDP, has declined from a peak in 2009 to a record low (0.8%) in the OECD while the volume of investment has fallen back to 1995 levels.
- Investment levels in Central and Eastern European countries have nearly halved since 2009 in real terms, accounting for 1.0% of GDP in 2013 (compared with 1.9% in 2009).
- Western European and North American economies invest increasingly in rail while in Central and Eastern European countries the focus continues to be on roads.
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