Australian aggregate freight forecasts—2019 update

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This report presents long-term forecasts of total Australian freight volumes, for road, rail, coastal shipping and aviation, between 2018 and 2040. The forecasts are based on a combination of statistical models relating historical trends in freight volumes and economic activity, informed assumptions about likely future long-term economic and demographic trends, and international assumptions about likely future world demand for key Australian export commodities. This report represents the first issue in the BITRE's revamped forecasting series, which aims to provide regularly-updated long-term forecasts of Australian freight activity, by major transport mode, at national, state, territory and regional scale.

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