Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on socioeconomic indicators

TRANSPORT


PASSENGER TRANSPORT

The total number of passengers carried in the third quarter of 2021 amounted to 17.8 million, which means that it increased by 31.2% compared to the third quarter of 2020. Compared to the third quarter of 2019, the total number of passengers carried decreased by 24.1%.

The increase in the number of passengers was recorded in the road line transport by coaches, of 36.1%, while compared to the same quarter of 2019, a decrease of 31.2% was recorded. The increase in the number of passengers carried in the third quarter of 2021 was also recorded by Croatian air carriers, of 117.4%, while compared to the same quarter of 2019, it was a decrease of 34.7%. As for Croatian shippers in seawater and coastal transport, they also recorded an increase in the number of passengers, of 43.6%, compared to the third quarter of 2020, but a decrease of 11.6% compared to the third quarter of 2019. In the railway transport, according to provisional data, 3.1% less passengers were transported compared to the same period of 2020 and 27.3% less passengers compared to the third quarter of 2019.

GOODS TRANSPORT

A total of 33.1 million tonnes of goods were transported in the third quarter of 2021, which was an increase of 3.0% compared to the third quarter of 2020. The increase in the transport of goods was recorded in the railway transport, of 6.3%, and in the transport of goods by freight vehicles with Croatian plates, of 4.1%. The increase was also recorded in the pipeline transport, of 7.8%, and in inland waterway transport by ships under all flags, of 1.5%.

Compared to the third quarter of 2020, a decrease was recorded by Croatian shippers in seawater and coastal transport, of 5.7%, and by Croatian air carriers, of 16.1%.

TRAFFIC IN SEAPORTS AND AIRPORTS

In the third quarter of 2021, a total of 15 849 thousand passengers embarked or disembarked in Croatian seaports. Compared to the same period of 2020, it was an increase of 50.1%. Compared to 2019, it was still a decrease of 15.9%.

In the third quarter of 2021, passengers on cruise ships continued to return, their number amounting to 162 thousand. The ports of Dubrovnik, Split, Šibenik, Hvar and Zadar recorded an increase in the traffic of passengers on cruise ships. Compared to the same quarter of 2019, the traffic of passengers on cruise ships decreased by 74.9%.

National traffic of passengers increased by 48.1% compared to 2020, while international traffic of passengers increased by 879.9%, as compared to the third quarter of 2020. The comparison with the same quarter of 2019 shows that national traffic decreased by 13.0% and international traffic by 72.4%.

When observing individual monthly data, there were 42.9% more passengers in seaports in July 2021 than in the previous year, but 17.2% less passengers than in July 2019. August 2021 shows a further recovery of passenger traffic and an increase of 40.1% compared to August 2020. Compared to August 2019, the traffic of passengers decreased by 15.8%. In September 2021, the number of passengers increased by 92.3% compared to 2020, but decreased by 14.0% compared to September 2019.

The traffic of passengers in seaports amounted to almost 1.8 million in October 2021, which was 55.6% more than in October 2020. However, compared to October 2019, the traffic of passengers decreased by 25.1%. National traffic of passengers increased by 50.4% compared to October 2020, while international traffic of passengers amounted to 62 thousand (compared to one thousand passengers in October 2020).

In November 2021, the traffic of passengers in seaports amounted to 950 thousand, which was an increase of 10.5% compared to November 2020, while compared to November 2019, it was a decrease of 10.3%. National traffic of passengers increased by 8.5%, while international traffic of passengers recovered significantly compared to November 2020.

In November 2021, the traffic of passengers in Croatian airports amounted to 204 078 passengers, which was 270.6% more than in November 2020, when it amounted to only 55 063 passengers due to the spread of COVID-19. By comparison, in November 2019, the total traffic of passengers amounted to 350 616.

The largest traffic of passengers was recorded in the Zagreb Airport, with 162 thousand passengers, which was an increase compared to November 2020, when the traffic of passengers amounted to 42 thousand. The Split Airport followed, with 26 thousand passengers (the traffic of passengers amounted to 8 thousand in November 2020) and the Dubrovnik Airport, with 13 thousand passengers (the traffic of passengers amounted to 4 thousand in November 2020).

Additional information:

Transport, 2021
Traffic in Seaports, 2021
Traffic in Airports, 2021
Statistics in Line - Traffic in Seaports and Airports