ITF Statistics show the impact of the crises on transport infrastructure investment

20 July 2015 | Brussels, Belgium

The latest data up to 2013 shows that continued economic crisis has had an impact on transport infrastructure investment:

►    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% 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.