Transport and logistics in the Estonian economy

15 December 2010  •  Author(s): Juhan Parts, Minister of Economic Affairs & Communications, Estonia

Transport is a key factor for the economy as a whole. In Estonia, the transport industry and its support service activities account for nearly 8% of employment. The transport sector has a significant impact on economic growth, social development and the environment. The development of transport is a basic condition for ensuring sustainable development and meeting people’s need for mobility.

In 2009, nearly 193 million passengers travelled by Estonian transport enterprises, of whom 96% were carried in domestic traffic. Urban transport (i.e. buses, trams and trolley buses) was used by almost 150 million passengers. In 2009, transport enterprises carried 75 million tonnes of goods and 38 million tonnes of freight were loaded and unloaded in ports.

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