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DESTATIS - Federal Statistical Office

Quality report - maritime statistics

The aim of the statistics is to determine the handling of sea freight and the passengers boarding and disembarking in German seaports as well as recording the transport of goods by sea. The results serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, current and nationwide as well as EU-wide comparable data and thus inter alia. as the basis for transport policy decisions and measures by the highest federal and state transport authorities as well as EU institutions. In particular, transport policy planning and measures as well as economic and legal regulations in maritime transport are based on in-depth knowledge of the quantity and structure of the goods handled in German seaports and the number of passengers boarding and disembarking.

Quality report - inland waterway freight transport statistics

The aim of the statistics is to determine the transport of goods on German inland waterways and the handling of goods in German inland ports. The results serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, up-to-date and nationwide comparable data and thus among other things. as the basis for transport policy decisions and measures by the highest federal and state transport authorities as well as EU institutions. In particular, transport policy planning and measures as well as economic and legal regulations in inland navigation are based on in-depth knowledge of the quantity and structure of the goods transported on inland waterways within Germany.

Quality Report - Inland Navigation Business Statistics

The statistics serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, up-to-date and nationwide comparable data and thus create a necessary data basis for state transport policy. In particular, transport policy planning and measures as well as economic and legal regulations of inland navigation depend on the knowledge of the structure and activities of the companies, since the economic situation of the German inland navigation companies has to be considered separately from the development of the total amount of goods transported on inland waterways within Germany.

Quality report - aviation statistics, commercial air traffic at selected airports

The statistics serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, current and globally comparable data and thus create a necessary data basis for state and supranational transport policy. In particular, transport policy planning and measures as well as economic and legal regulations of air traffic depend on the knowledge of passenger and freight transports in aviation in a deep regional breakdown. In addition to politics, the data material is used intensively for planning and forecasting purposes in the global interlinking of German airports with the corresponding foreign airports, both by airports and airlines and tourism organizations.

Quality report - commercial air traffic at other aerodromes and non-commercial air traffic at all aerodromes

The statistics serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, up-to-date and globally comparable data on around 1000 airports and thus create a necessary data basis for national and international transport policy. In particular, transport policy planning and measures (e.g. noise protection) as well as economic and legal regulations of air traffic depend on the knowledge of flight activity in a deep regional breakdown.

Quality Report - Business Statistics in Aviation

The statistics serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, up-to-date and nationwide comparable data and thus create a necessary data basis for state transport policy. In particular, transport policy planning and measures as well as economic and legal regulations of air traffic depend on the knowledge of the structure and activities of the companies, since the economic situation of the German aviation companies has to be considered separately from the development of the overall air traffic within Germany.

Quality Report - Monthly Rail Freight Statistics

The results serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, up-to-date and nationwide comparable data and thus among other things. as the basis for transport policy decisions and measures by the highest federal and state transport authorities as well as EU institutions. The data collection includes tonnage and tonne-kilometers according to type of goods (NST-2007 according to 81 goods departments) and according to regional breakdown (NUTS 3 areas in Germany and NUTS 2 areas abroad).

Quality Report - Annual Rail Freight Statistics - 2019

The results serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, up-to-date and nationwide comparable data and thus among other things. as the basis for transport policy decisions and measures by the highest federal and state transport authorities as well as EU institutions.

Quality report - traffic flows in the railway network

The statistics serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, up-to-date and globally comparable data and thus create a necessary data basis for state and supranational transport policy. In particular, transport policy planning and measures as well as economic and legal regulations of rail traffic depend on the knowledge of the railways infrastructure in a deep regional structure. When assessing the rail network and identifying bottlenecks, it is not enough to know the origin and destination of the transports, but also the specific utilization of route sections must be known in order to be able to eliminate bottlenecks in a targeted manner.

Quality report - railway infrastructure

The statistics serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, current and globally comparable data and thus create a necessary data basis for state and supranational transport policy. In particular, transport policy planning and measures as well as economic and legal regulations of rail traffic depend on the knowledge of the railways infrastructure in a deep regional structure.

Quality Report - Pipeline Statistics

The statistics serve to obtain reliable, comprehensive, differentiated, up-to-date and nationwide comparable data and thus create a necessary data basis for state transport policy. In particular, transport policy planning and measures as well as economic and legal regulations depend on a comprehensive overall picture of all goods transported in Germany. It calculates the amount of crude oil that has entered the refineries through pipelines and the amount transported (= amount transported (t) x length (km) of the pipelines = tonne-kilometers).