Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on socioeconomic indicators

TRANSPORT


PASSENGER TRANSPORT

The total number of passengers carried in the second quarter of 2021 amounted to 13.9 million, which means that it increased by 124.3% compared to the second quarter of 2020, but it decreased by 35.8% compared to the second quarter of 2019. The increase in the number of passengers was recorded in the road line transport by coaches, of 157.1%, compared to the second quarter of 2020, while compared to the second quarter of 2019 that number decreased by 35.1%. Croatian air carriers also realised an increase in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter of 2020, of 176.3%, while they recorded a decrease of 72.8% compared to the second quarter of 2019.

As for Croatian shippers in seawater and coastal transport, they also recorded an increase of 79.6% compared to the second quarter of 2020, while compared to the second quarter of 2019 there was a decrease of 35.0%. In the railway transport, according to provisional data, 99.2% more passengers were transported than in the second quarter of 2020, but 35.0% less passengers were transported than in the second quarter of 2019.

GOODS TRANSPORT

A total of 32.9 million tonnes of goods were transported in the second quarter of 2021, which was an increase of 15.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020. The increase was recorded in the transport of goods by freight vehicles with Croatian plates, of 18.8%, by Croatian shippers in seawater and coastal transport, of 23.0%, and by Croatian air carriers also recorded an increase in the transport of goods, of 72.9%. The increase was also realised in the pipeline transport of goods and amounted to 6.1%, as compared to the same period of 2020.

A decrease in the transport of goods on inland waterways was recorded by ships under all flags, of 23.8%, and in the transport realised by railway carriers, of 0.3%.

TRAFFIC IN SEAPORTS AND AIRPORTS

In the second quarter of 2021, a total of 5.4 million passengers embarked or disembarked in Croatian seaports. Compared to the same period of 2020, it was an increase of 81.8%, while it was still a decrease of 41.9% compared to 2019.

After a six-month break, the comeback of passengers on cruise ships was recorded in the second quarter of 2021 and their number amounted to 12 thousand, which was still a decrease of 97.6% compared to the same quarter of 2019.

National traffic of passengers increased by 81.4% compared to 2020, while international traffic of passengers increased by 748.7%, as compared to the second quarter of 2020. The comparison with the same quarter of 2019 shows that national traffic decreased by 38.2% and international traffic by 97.4%.

When observing individual monthly data, there were 510.2% more passengers in seaports in April 2021 than in the previous year. Compared to April 2019, traffic decreased by 45.6% in April 2021. May 2021 showed a further recovery of traffic and an increase of 95.2% compared to May 2020. As compared to May 2019, traffic in May 2021 decreased by 44.0%. In June 2021, the number of passengers incrased by 37.1% compared to 2020, but decreased by 38.9% compared to June 2019.

July 2021 brought a further recovery of passenger traffic in seaports, which amounted to 5.6 million passengers, that is, 42.9% more than in July 2020. Compared to July 2019, it was still a decrease of 17.2%. An increase was also recorded in the national (increase of 41.8% compared to 2020, decrease of 14.2% compared to 2019) and international traffic of passengers (increase of 527.8% compared to 2020, decrease of 81.1% compared to 2019).

The traffic of passengers in Croatian airports amounted to 886 902 in July 2021, which was more than in July 2020, when it amounted to only 363 805 passengers due to the spread of COVID-19. By comparison, in July 2019, the traffic of passengers amounted to 1 974 671.

The largest traffic of passengers was recorded in the Split Airport, with 349 thousand passengers, which was an increase compared to July 2020, when the traffic of passengers amounted to 169 thousand. The Dubrovnik Airport followed, with 188 thousand passengers (the traffic of passengers amounted to 58 thousand in July 2020) and the Zagreb Airport, with 153 thousand passengers (the traffic of passengers amounted to 77 thousand in July 2020).

Additional information:

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