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A new dataset of distance and time related transport costs for EU regions

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JRC nr: JRC119412
Julkaisupäivä
14 tammikuu 2020

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  • Transport costs data are a key input for trade analysis and for industry-level studies focusing on spatial distribution and logistics. Surprisingly, good transport estimates at a detailed spatial level for the EU are not readily available.
  • This Policy Insight presents a new freely available dataset containing estimates of distance and time related transport costs between all NUTS-2 EU regions.
  • This Insight briefly illustrates both the main assumptions behind the construction of the dataset and its core characteristics.
  • The estimates take into account both the time needed and the distance covered by a representative truck travelling along optimal routes between samples of points within the EU regions.
  • The resulting dataset contains an origin-destination cost matrix in euros at the region pair level. Moreover, the sampling approach allows calculating average transport costs within each region.
  • Both arithmetic and harmonic averages are considered - the latter may be more relevant for interaction modelling such as the estimation of trade gravity equations.

Authors:

PERSYN Damiaan, DIAZ LANCHAS Jorge, BARBERO JIMENEZ Javier, CONTE Andrea, SALOTTI Simone

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