THE CONSEQUENTIAL EFFECTS ON ROAD/RAIL TRAFFIC TRANSFERS ON EUROPEAN TRADE BALANCES. GOODS TRANSPORT

The paper discusses a survey conducted by the Arthur D. Little Research Institute amongst French industrial and commercial concerns where there was a choice of possible transport mode. The survey covered eleven key sectors of the economy having a major influence on the daily life of consumers. The study assumes that regulations prohibit the carriage of goods by road over distances greater than 150 km. A comparison of the estimated currency savings with losses resulting from the transfer of goods revealed a saving to loss ratio of less than 0.31. The mathematical analysis described in the paper using 1974 figures shows the negative effects on the foreign trade balance that would result from any compulsory transfer of goods from the road. Charts and tables are given in an appendix showing the breakdown of transport modes employed at various stages of the industries considered in the study. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Transport Union

    3, rue de Varembe
    1211 Geneva 20,   Switzerland 
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM