Road haulage will surge ahead by an annual average of 9.5%. Inland waterway traffic will rise by an annual average of 6.0% as bottlenecks are removed from the Danube. Maritime freight will grow by an annual average of 7.0%. Airfreight will see growth of an annual average of 12.0%, boosted by the spread of low-cost airlines across Europe. Rail freight will grow at a satisfactory rate in the country, with traffic rising by an average of 4.0% every year. As competition begins to increase and investments take effect, rail freight traffic should pick up.
The total value of transport and communications GDP will rise to 33,5 billion US Dollars in nominal terms by 2012, representing 11,2% of Romania’s GDP.