H.2. Freight transport demand


H2 – Freight transport demand

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Brief description:

Total freight transport demand as well as freight transport demand by mode of transport (road, railway, pipeline, inland waterways and aviation transport); the volume of freight transport in tonne-kilometres per unit of GDP.

Structure of freight transport demand in 2019



Freight transport demand is the volume of freight transportation;

The unit of measure is tonne-kilometre, i.e. conveyance of 1 tonne of freight over a distance of 1 kilometre;

Measured as a sum of weights of each freight consignment in tonnes multiplied by the distance in kilometers.

Data source:

State statistical reports:

12-tr (vt) "Report on transportation by inland waterways transport of general use";
12- tr (avto) "Report on ownership and use of road transport";
12- tr (avia) "Report on air transportation";
4- tr (avtotrans) "Report on the use of road transport";
12- tr (truboprovod) "Report on transportation of products by main pipelines";
administrative data the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus;

The data producers are the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus.

Relevance of the indicator:

The indicator allows for measuring the impact a freight transport on the environment.

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