MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Destatis Federal Statistical Office
Press release No. 395 from October 9, 2020
COLOGNE / WIESBADEN – As reported by the Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG) and the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the mileage of toll trucks with at least four axles on federal motorways increased by 0.8% in September 2020 seasonally and calendar adjusted compared to August 2020. In a year-on-year comparison, the calendar-adjusted truck toll mileage in September 2020 was 1.3% higher than in September 2019. Since the truck mileage is closely related to industrial production in Germany, the index provides early information on the economic development in September 2020.
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The corona crisis has shaped the development of the truck toll mileage index in recent months. Compared to February 2020, the month before the restrictions caused by the corona pandemic in Germany, the truck toll mileage in September 2020 was 2.8% lower, seasonally and calendar adjusted.
Close connection between truck traffic and economic development
Economic activity generates and requires transport services – this is why there is a close connection between economic development and truck traffic on German roads. In the course of the truck toll collection, digital process data is generated on the mileage of the toll trucks in Germany, among other things. From this, the BAG developed the truck toll mileage index, which traces the course of mileage. Due to its rapid availability and the economic informative value, the Federal Statistical Office has prepared the index as a seasonally adjusted economic indicator and has included it in its publication program since December 2018. Since the corona pandemic is, on the one hand, uncertain about economic development and, on the other hand, there is a high need for current economic data, the BAG and the Federal Statistical Office are currently updating the results for the duration of the corona crisis on working days. The daily data is published, among other things, in calendar and seasonally adjusted form; this adjustment is carried out by the Deutsche Bundesbank. The results show the driving performance very up-to-date with an interval of five to nine days.
Information on the daily truck toll mileage index can be found in the article written jointly by the Federal Statistical Office, Federal Office for Goods Transport and the Deutsche Bundesbank “Daily truck toll mileage index from digital process data from truck toll collection”In the 4/2020 edition of the WISTA science magazine of the Federal Statistical Office. Also stand up Explanatory video and a podcast on the website of the Federal Statistical Office.
The monthly results of the truck toll mileage index can be found in the GENESIS-Online database using the table (42191-0001), in the field of Business indicators and in Business cycle monitor of the Federal Statistical Office. The daily values for truck toll mileage are in the area “Experimental data (EXDAT)“As well as on the special page”Corona statistics”From the Federal Statistical Office.
The BAG has been evaluating toll data since January 2008 as part of the “toll statistics”. Both the scope of the toll road network and the total weight of the vehicles and vehicle combinations on which the toll is based have changed over time. With the truck toll mileage index, such structural changes are largely excluded, so that the economic development becomes more visible.
Further results of the toll statistics of the Federal Office for Goods Transport are available via the existing publication program of the Federal Office for Goods Transport with differentiations of the toll mileage, for example according to the licensing state or pollutant class. Due to the broader range of data and the associated higher evaluation effort, the monthly toll statistics usually appear after the truck toll mileage index and are provided by means of index calculation without adjusting for seasonal effects or structural changes in the toll collection.
Further information: Federal Office for Goods Transport: Michael Cox, Telephone: 0221 / 5776-21 06www.bag.bund.de
Contact for more information
Federal Statistical Office: Luis Federico Flores
Phone: +49 (0) 611/75 39 90
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.