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Rail traffic

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These statistics describe the development of railways, tramways and the metro.

Published: 13 June 2017
Goods transport on railway Domestic and international goods transport on railway in Sweden (goods transported times distance transported)
21 406 million tonne-kilometres
Railway tonne-kilometres performed, 2016
3.4 %
compared with the same period, last year
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Description Report Tables Documentation
Rail traffic 2016
Rail traffic 2015
Rail traffic 2014
Rail traffic 2013
Rail traffic 2012

About the statistics

Freight and passenger traffic are elucidated from a broad range of aspects. Among those are traffic and transport performance, goods quantities the number of journeys. There is also information about infrastructure, such as the total length of track and number of crossings. The companies that traffic the infrastructure are listed, and a summary of their investments in terms of vehicles, energy and personnel is provided. The personnel are broken down by operational traffic, infrastructure administration and traffic management, as well as by gender.

The scope of the survey

The survey covers all commercial rail traffic, with some exceptions, such as heritage railway traffic and traffic in industrial areas. For reasons of confidentiality, very little information is reported per company or per line; summaries are instead given for the entire country.


Rail Traffic is published twice a year. The final annual report is published in mid-October. Since 2014 we have also published, in early June, a report containing a selection of tables, including tables on goods transports. This Excel file is to be viewed as preliminary, and will be replaced on the website by the annual report once that is completed.

The last six years are covered in pdf format. The Excel version is suitable for independent processing, and it also includes an extended history that dates back as far as 2000. Click on the plus sign above the first year to see more.

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