In this publication Statistics Portugal disseminates the main statistical data regarding the activity of Transport and Communications sectors in 2020.
Railway transport: data presented are the result of surveys conducted by Statistics Portugal about rail infrastructures and transport equipment, economic information on companies and data concerning heavy and light railway transport, including energy consumption. Road transport: statistics cover road infrastructures, stock of vehicles presumably in circulation, vehicles registration and sales of new and used imported vehicles, driving licenses issued, fuel consumption, road accidents, as well as results from the surveys on road freight transport (in national and foreign vehicles) and on road transport of passengers. Maritime and inland waterways transport: the main statistical findings now presented are obtained from the surveys addressed to port administrations on the movement of ships, goods and passengers, as well as in what concerns inland waterways transport of passengers and vehicles. Air transport: includes data on the activity of companies licensed in Portugal, and also detailed results from air traffic in airports and aerodromes, as well as data on infrastructures and air navigation control. Pipeline transport: statistics are based on data provided by the enterprises operating with oil and gas pipelines. Communications: covers data on telecommunications and postal services.
In this year’s edition it was included, exceptionally, a chapter on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the transport and communications sectors. As usual, this publication also includes a chapter on the economic context and another one dedicated to statistics on international trade by modes of transport.