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CNR - The Slovenian road freight transport in 2020

A small Alpine country, Slovenia was the first country from the former Yugoslavian nations to join the European Union in 2004; it quickly went on to adopt the single currency in 2007. Economically, Slovenia is often referred to as a model for other Eastern European economies. Its GDP and wages are now close to the Spanish level, exceeding those of Greece and Portugal. As for its road freight transport (RFT) sector, its activity is exclusively internationally oriented, ranking as the tenth most active country in this category. As regards international cross-trade, Slovenia has overtaken certain Eastern European sectors such as Hungary and the Czech Republic, as well as the major historical Western European sectors such as Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Germany. 

As regards operating conditions, the productivity of Slovenian drivers seems to be declining due to frequent returns to base and other labour demands. Annual driver mileage (116,000 km in 2020) is down 5% while annual driver costs have increased by 7.4%, resulting in a sharp rise in the cost of driving time (up 12%). In addition to the driver costs, most other cost items are soaring: +15% for tolls, +15% for insurance, +10% for tyres and maintenance. 

Ultimately, the average cost per kilometre of a 40-tonne Slovenian heavy goods vehicle operating on international routes was 0.94€/km, up 5% since the last RFT survey in Slovenia in 2018.

CNR invites you to discover this new study which brings details on Slovenian RFT with operating conditions in 2020.