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How to translate economy into freight transportation?

Müller, Stephan and Klauenberg, Jens (2014) How to translate economy into freight transportation? European Transport Conference, 29. Sept. - 01.Okt. 2014, Frankfurt am Main.

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Economic activities imply freight transportation. However, the major question is: how much freight transportation is generated by which activities? In some analysis, the relationship between GDP and mileage or transport intensity is evaluated. There are different views, though, on whether such a coupling of these values is justified and needed or not. In this paper, the relationship between the amount of transported goods and economic activities by industries is investigated. Using historical EUROSTAT supply-use tables for Germany, we developed an economic indicator with which the interdependency between 59 industries (NACE classified), 59 products (CPA classified) and the amount of 24 types of transported goods (NST/R classified) can be shown. In the results, we can observe a strong interdependency between the majority of the transported goods and the developed economic indicator. This enables us to explain over 75% of the amount of the transported goods by economic activity. Therefore we can state that the developed indicator is suited to translate economic activity into freight transportation. On the one hand, the findings contribute to the coupling/decoupling discussion. On the other hand, the outcome and the developed economic indicator are highly relevant for the freight modelling community because the proper translation of economic activity into freight transportation is still a challenge.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90898/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:How to translate economy into freight transportation?
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Date:30 September 2014
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:SCGE freight modelling, freight generation, economic indicator, goods transportation
Event Title:European Transport Conference
Event Location:Frankfurt am Main
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:29. Sept. - 01.Okt. 2014
Organizer:Association for European Transport (AET)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Müller, Dr.-Ing. Stephan
Deposited On:10 Oct 2014 10:31
Last Modified:14 Feb 2020 09:39

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