Transport, Accidents and Characteristics of road vehicles

The purpose of the monthly publication of accidents is to present the results and indicators of road accidents such as: the change in the number of monthly accidents. number of killed and injured persons by road accidents classified by gender, the behavior of road users, age and counties in the country comparing with the same period a year ago. The General Directorate of State Police is the institution that provides INSTAT with a comprehensive system of information on road accidents.

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The purpose of the monthly publication of "Transport Statistics" is to present the results and indicators related to transport, which are the basis for monitoring trends, flows and structures in different types of transport. The monthly publication "Transport Statistics" presents indicators related to freight flows and the number of passengers moving in each different type of transport such as: sea, air and rail and the values of exports / imports of goods by mode of transport. Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy is the main institution for the transport policies in the country as well as the main source that provides INSTAT a comprehensive administrative information system on transport which assurances the monthly publications of these indicators.

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Maritime Transport Statistics, Q2 - 2024

The purpose of the monthly publication of "Transport Statistics" is to present the results and indicators related to transport, which are the basis for monitoring trends, flows and structures in different types of transport. The monthly publication "Transport Statistics" presents indicators related to freight flows and the number of passengers moving in each different type of transport such as: sea, air and rail and the values of exports / imports of goods by mode of transport. Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy is the main institution for the transport policies in the country as well as the main source that provides INSTAT a comprehensive administrative information system on transport which assurances the monthly publications of these indicators.

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Rail Transport Statistics, Q2 - 2024

The purpose of the monthly publication of "Transport Statistics" is to present the results and indicators related to transport, which are the basis for monitoring trends, flows and structures in different types of transport. The monthly publication "Transport Statistics" presents indicators related to freight flows and the number of passengers moving in each different type of transport such as: sea, air and rail and the values of exports / imports of goods by mode of transport. Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy is the main institution for the transport policies in the country as well as the main source that provides INSTAT a comprehensive administrative information system on transport which assurances the monthly publications of these indicators.

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Road Transport Statistics, Q2 - 2024

The purpose of the monthly publication of "Transport Statistics" is to present the results and indicators related to transport, which are the basis for monitoring trends, flows and structures in different types of transport. The monthly publication "Transport Statistics" presents indicators related to freight flows and the number of passengers moving in each different type of transport such as: sea, air and rail and the values of exports / imports of goods by mode of transport. Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy is the main institution for the transport policies in the country as well as the main source that provides INSTAT a comprehensive administrative information system on transport which assurances the monthly publications of these indicators.

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Air Transport Statistics, Q2 - 2024

The purpose of the publication "Characteristics of road vehicles" is to present indicators on the characteristics of road transport vehicles that circulate in the Republic of Albania, registered with the status "active" or "temporarily deregistered" in the Albanian National Register of road vehicles. The annual publication on "Characteristics of road vehicles" presents indicators on the number of road vehicles by type, road vehicles by counties, by gearbox, brand, fuel, passenger vehicles by year of production, fuel and engine volume. The General Directorate of Road Transport Services is the institution which provides INSTAT with a comprehensive system of information related to road vehicles circulating in our country.

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Characteristics of road vehicles, 2023

Calendar

DateStatisticsPeriod
29-07-2024 Road accidentsJune 2024
22-07-2024 Statistics on characteristics of road vehicles2023
28-08-2024 Road accidentsJuly 2024
30-09-2024 Road accidentsAugust 2024
14-10-2024 Transport in Figures2023
14-10-2024 Statistics on Road Safety2023
28-10-2024 Road accidentsSeptember 2024
27-11-2024 Road accidentsOctober 2024
27-12-2024 Road accidentsNovember 2024
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1 Purpose

The purpose of "Transport Statistics" publication is to present the results and indicators related to transport, which are the basis for monitoring trends, flows and structures in different types of transport. Transport Statistics presents indicators related to freight flows and the number of passengers moving on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis according to different modes of transport such as: rail, road, sea and air.

Railway Transport

The statistics on rail transport include number of passenger and volume of goods transported through the rail system, length of rail lines in use, rail transport volumes, infrastructure, means of transport, investment and maintenance of railway infrastructure and accidents. The length of the railway line in the country is 334 km. Rail transport is concentrated in regions of Durrës, Elbasan, Shkodra, Tirana, Vlora.

Road Transport

Road transport statistics include indicators on road vehicle inventory, road network length, road vehicle accidents, investments and road network maintenance.

Maritime Transport

Statistics on maritime transport include the number of passengers for each port in the country and the volume of loading and unloading by port and structure.

Air Transport

Statistics on air transport include the number of flights and overpasses, the number of passengers departing each month, the number of airlines operating in the country, the amount of goods transported by air, and mail sent by air expressed in kg.

2 Legal Bases

Transport Statistics legal basis are based on:

Regulations

Transport statistics are based on European Regulations which guide the production of these statistics. In order to be comparable with statistics produced by European Member States, Transport statistics are produced by following the Regulations for each mode of transport:

3 Data collection sources and methods

Transport data are obtained by administrative sources. Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy as the responsible institution for the development of transport policies in the country, is the main administrative source that provides INSTAT with a wide administrative information system on the field of transport.

4 Reference period

Transport statistics refer to monthly, quarterly and annual data. Information of Transport Statistics is published about 27 days after the end of the reference quarter (T+27) according to the date set in the INSTAT publication calendar. Some statistical data are published on an annual basis.

5    Classification and definitions

Classification

The Standard Classification of Goods for Transport Statistics, which is briefly known as NST 2007, is used to classify goods by means of transport. This classification is used for goods transported through four modes of transport: roads, railways, inland waterways and sea.

NST 2007 is fully related to the Classification of Products and Activities, CPA 2008 and the Nomenclature of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 2). Consequently, NST 2007 is also in line with United Nations counterpart classifications (CPC and ISIC) and Combined Nomenclature (CN) 2007. This classification can be found at the link below:

Standard Goods Nomenclature for Transport Statistics, NST 2007

Indicator definitions

Rail Transport

Rail Transport- Any movement of goods and / or passengers using a railway vehicle on a given rail network.

Track length - For a given rail section is the length between the middle point of the terminal station building and the middle point of the terminal station building.

Goods carried by rail - Any movement of freight by rail, including packaging and equipment such as containers, pallets, and road good vehicles, carried by rail.

Tonne-kilometer (TKM) - Unit of measurement of goods transport which represents the transport of one tonne of goods over a distance of one kilometer.

Train-kilometer - Unit of measurement representing the movement of a train over one kilometre.

Railway Passenger -Any person, excluding members of the train crew, who makes a journey by rail.

Road Transport

Traffic- Movement of vehicles, passengers and goods. It is shown as the number of passengers who have arrived or departed, or as the quantity of goods arrived or dispatched at stations.

Road transport ­- Any movement of goods and/or passengers using a road vehicle on a given road network.

Road categories- Classified according to three internationally comparable types: Motorway, Road inside a built-up area, other road (outside built-up area).

Motorways - Public roads intended for long-distance transport of motor vehicles and are part of the motorway connections with neighbouring countries. Special junctions for driving onto and off the motorways (the so called on ramps and off ramps or exits) are a part of motorways.

Length of road - The length of the road is the distance between its start and end point.

Passenger road vehicle - A road vehicle designed, exclusively or primarily, to carry one or more persons.

Special purpose passenger cars - Passenger cars designed for purposes other than the carriage of passengers. This category includes e.g. fire brigade vehicles, ambulances, funeral vehicles, driving school vehicles, racing vehicles and other passenger vehicles not specified elsewhere.

Goods road vehicles - Road vehicle designed, exclusively or primarily, to carry goods. It includes categories N and O of the UN Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E. 3).

Maritime Transport

Maritime Transport- Any movement of goods and/or passengers using merchant ships on journeys, which are undertaken wholly or partly at sea.

Statistical port - A statistical port consists of one or more ports, normally controlled by a single port authority, able to record ship and cargo movements.

Sea passenger - Any person who makes a sea journey on a merchant ship.

Passenger/kilometer - Unit of measurement representing the movement of one passenger in a merchant ship over one kilometer.

Goods carried by sea - Any goods conveyed by merchant ships.

Port of loading - The port at which a consignment of goods was loaded onto the ship from which it is unloaded at the reporting port.

Port of unloading - The port at which a consignment of goods, loaded onto a ship at the reporting port, is to be unloaded from the same ship.

TEU - A statistical unit based on an ISO container of 20 foot length (6.10 m) to provide a standardized measure of containers of various capacities and for describing the capacity of container ships or terminals. One 20 Foot ISO container equals 1 TEU.

Air Transport

Air transport - Any movement of goods and/or passengers on an aircraft movement.

Airport - A defined area of land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft and open for commercial air transport operations.

Airline - An aviation enterprise operating aircraft for commercial purposes which (i) performs scheduled or non-scheduled air transport services, or both, which are available to the public for carriage of passengers, mail, and /or cargo and (ii) is certified for such purposes by the civil aviation authority of the state in which it is established.

Passenger air service - Scheduled or non-scheduled air service performed by aircraft carrying one or more revenue passengers and any flights listed in published timetables as open to passengers.

All freight and mail air service - Scheduled or non-scheduled air service performed by aircraft carrying revenue loads other than revenue passengers, i.e. freight and mail.

Flight number (aircrafts) - A flight number is the primary published flight number assigned by the air transport operator to the flight. Passengers using a flight by an aircraft may be travelling under a range of different flight numbers.

1 Purpose

The purpose of the publication "Statistics of Road Accidents" is to present the results and indicators on road accidents such as: the change in the number of monthly accidents, the number of people killed and injured by road accidents classified by gender, the behavior of road users, age and prefecture. Road traffic accidents include only accidents that cause death or injury. The possibilities for the occurrence of road accidents can be related to a number of factors, such as the number of kilometers covered, the extent and quality of the road infrastructure, climatic and geographical conditions, population density. The behavior of drivers can also be a cause for the possibility of accidents, such as inadequate training or experience, lack of concentration, speeding beyond the permitted rates, disobeying traffic rules and consuming alcoholic beverages.

2 Legal basis

Legal basis for the production of Road Accident statistics in country level are:

Regulation:

  • Council Decision of 30 November 1993, (93/704/EC),  on the creation of a Community database on road accidents.

3 Data collection sources and methods

 

Road Accidents data are obtained by administrative source. Statistical information on Road Accidents is collected by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the General Directorate of State's Police.

4 Reference period

"Statistics of Road Accidents" refer to monthly and annual data. Information on Road Accidents is published about 18 days after the end of the reference month according to the predetermined date in the INSTAT publication calendar (T+18 days).

5 Statistical concepts and definitions

Accidents: Unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences.

Injury accident: Any accident involving at least one road vehicle in motion on a public road or private road to which the public has right of access, resulting in at least one injured or killed person.

Person killed: It is considered any person killed immediately or dying within 30 days as a result of the accident, excluding suicides.

Person Injured: Any person who as result of an accident was not killed immediately or not dying within 30 days, but sustained an injury, normally needing medical treatment, excluding attempted suicides.

The behavior of the driver: It implies when the driver does not comply with the traffic rules according to the "Road Code" as sudden braking, ignores signs (signaling) traffic, disregard the speed limit, etc.

Pedestrian behavior: It implies when pedestrain does not comply with the traffic rules according to the "Road Code" as crossing the road carelessly, etc.

1 Purpose

The statistics on "Characteristics of road vehicles" provide information on the number of road vehicles circulating in the Republic of Albania, registered with "active" or "temporarily deregistered" status in the Albanian National Registry of Road Vehicles. This publication presents some indicators on road vehicles, such as: the number of vehicles by type, vehicles by prefecture, vehicles by gearbox, vehicles by year of production, vehicles by brand, number of cars by brand and year of production, of cars by fuel, of cars by fuel and year of production, of cars by engine size.

2 Legal basis

Legal basis for the production of "Characteristics of road vehicles" level are:

 

According to European Regulation:

 

3 Data collection sources and methods

 

"Characteristics of road vehicles" data are obtained by administrative source. The data are provided by General Directorate of Road Transport Services. Data are collected on an annual basis in six-month periods and break down by prefecture level.

4 Reference period

 

Statistics of "Characteristics of road vehicles" refer to annual data. The results of the "Characteristics of road vehicles" statistics are published on INSTAT website according to the specified date in the publication calendar.

5 Statistical concepts and definitions

 

Road vehicle inventory - The number of road vehicles registered on a specific date in a country and licensed to use public traffic roads.

Vehicles for mixed transport (VMT) - Include vehicles that have a total full weight of not more than 3.5 tons, or 4.5 tons when there is electric traction with batteries; are intended for the transport of people and goods with a maximum capacity of nine seats, including the driver's seat.

Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) - Vehicles permanently equipped with special mechanisms and generally intended for the transport of these mechanisms; on these vehicles is allowed the transport of personnel and materials related to the operational cycle of these mechanisms, as well as the transport of people and goods related to the destination of use of these mechanisms.

Special transport vehicles (STV) - A means of transport intended for the transport of certain goods or certain people in special conditions and is characterized by the equipment in a common way, with special mechanisms that serve this purpose.

Truck - A vehicle intended for the transport of goods and certain people with the processing or transport of these goods.

CC - The unit of measurement of the motor volume of road vehicles expressed in centimetres per cubic meter.

Car - Motor vehicle of road transport intended for passenger transport, in which the number of seats (including the driver) does not exceed the number 9.

Bus - It is called a motor vehicle of road transport intended for passenger transport with the number of seats (including the driver's seat) with more than 9.

Cyclomotor - Motor vehicle, with two, three or four wheels.

Semi-trailer - A motor vehicle intended for the transport of passengers and goods. Agricultural machine - A motor vehicle with wheels or a chain intended for use in agriculture and forestry, for the transport of agricultural goods. 4

Motorcycles - Three-wheeled vehicles, intended for the transport of goods. They can have up to two seats for the people involved in the transport, including the driver.

Towing vehicles - Vehicle intended only for towing trailers or semi-trailers