Detailed data on vehicle-kilometres travelled by domestic vehicles on the territory of the Republic of Croatia and on the foreign territory are published here. The data are based on administrative data obtained from the Center for Vehicles of Croatia and the Ministry of the Interior as well as on estimates of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics.
Volume of traffic expressed in vehicle-kilometres is an important indicator of transport performance of road traffic vehicles. Vehicle-kilometres travelled is an indicator of the environmental impact of the transport activity and one of the important indicators of the traffic safety.
In 2019, vehicles registered in the Republic of Croatia travelled 27 378 million vehicle-kilometres, which was 3.0% less than in 2018.
Out the total number of vehicle-kilometres travelled in 2019, passenger cars accounted for 78.4%. The largest share in vehicle-kilometres travelled by passenger cars was generated by diesel-driven passenger cars, 64.7%.
Due to continuous increase in the number of registered electric passenger cars, vehicle-kilometres travelled in this vehicle category in 2019, compared to 2018, showed the biggest growth, 131.0%.
1. VOLUME OF ROAD TRAFFIC OF NATIONAL VEHICLES, BY TYPE OF VEHICLE, TYPE OF FUEL AND AGE OF VEHICLE, 2019
It may happen that the sum total does not equal the sum of individual figures and that cumulative data do not always equal the sum of individual results due to the rounding of numbers.
The estimate of vehicle-kilometres travelled by national vehicles was obtained on the basis of data on kilometres travelled by vehicles that had taken a vehicle inspection test and the number of registered vehicles in the Republic of Croatia.
Data on kilometres travelled were obtained on the basis of odometer readings during regular vehicle inspections by the Center for Vehicles of Croatia in the period of three consecutive years for all motor vehicles which had to take vehicle inspection tests. Kilometres travelled by each individual vehicle are calculated on the basis of the difference in the odometer readings obtained during the last two vehicle inspections. Kilometres travelled by new vehicles, for which such data do not exist, are estimated using the imputation method.
Average number of registered vehicles in the Republic of Croatia was obtained on the basis of the number of road motor vehicles registered with the Ministry of the Interior during two consecutive years.
Vehicle-kilometre is a unit of measure representing the movement of a road motor vehicle over one kilometre. The distance to be considered is the distance actually run. It includes movements of empty road motor vehicles. Units made up of a tractor and a semi-trailer or a lorry and a trailer are counted as one vehicle.
Road vehicle is a vehicle running on wheels and intended for use on roads.
Road motor vehicle is a road vehicle fitted with an engine whence it derives its sole means of propulsion, which is normally used for carrying persons or goods or for hauling, on the road, vehicles used for the carriage of persons or goods. The statistics exclude motor vehicles running on rails.
According to Annex I of the Ordinance on the Conformity Assessment of Motor Vehicles and Their Trailers, motor vehicle categories are as follows: M1 (passenger cars), M2 and M3 (buses and coaches), N1, N2 and N3 (goods vehicles), L1, L2 and L6 (mopeds), L3, L4, L5 and L7 (motorcycles), and T5 (tractors on wheels).
National vehicle is a road motor vehicle registered in the Republic of Croatia and bearing registration marks of the Republic of Croatia.
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