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Europe on the move - Mobility, environment, safety, competitiveness

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Transport - a critical industry
Surface transport encompasses road, rail, and waterborne transport modes, each of which plays an essential role in people�s daily lives. Efficient surface transport is a critical economic factor, supporting competitiveness and employment:
- The road transport industry provides jobs for more than 12 million people and contributes 10% of European Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
- Maritime transport accounts for 90% of EU external trade. The EU maritime business has an annual turnover of EUR 200 billion and employs more than 1.5 million people.
- Europe produces 60% of the world�s railway rolling stock, employing 250 000 people and creating an annual turnover of EUR 20 billion. Rail operators employ 1 million people and account for EUR 75 billion in turnover per year.

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Authors: No Author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007. various paging, free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: KI-76-06-302-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-01252-5
Record Number: 200719212 / Last updated on: 2007-07-05
Original language: en
Available languages: en