Statistiken zum weltweiten Transport 2014
World GDP grew by 3.4% in 2014, at the same pace as in 2013. GDP in most advanced economies expanded by more than 1.8%. Only Italy and Japan recorded drops, of -0.4% and -1% respectively. GDP in emerging economies grew by 4.6% in 2014 with increases of more than 7% in India and China. World export volume grew 2.8%, slightly more than in 2013. World container traffic (measured in TEUs) and air freight tonne-km increased 6% and 4.5% respectively in 2014, a continuation of the positive trend observed in 2013. Preliminary estimation for 2014 from the International Transport Forum’s database show an increase of rail freight in the United States (6.2%), in Russia (4.7%) and in the EU area (0.7%). Road freight tonne-km continued to expand in the EU area (+2.1%) but it contracted in Russia (-1.7%), according to preliminary estimates.