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Definition of concepts

Authorisations for transport
Permits of an administrative nature to be able to travel by land and for reasons established by applicable legislation (school transport, dangerous substances, loaded vehicles and of a certain weight, etc.).
General goods
Goods packaged in load units (sacks, crates, boxes, etc.) or units that can be counted.

Methodological aspects

Data is provided for the regular transport of road travellers inside Catalonia. The Ministry of Territory and Sustainability obtained these figures directly from companies authorised to provide these services.

Data is offered on the transport of goods by road which was obtained from the Permanent survey on the transport of goods by road published by the Ministry of Public Works.

The section on urban public transport provides information on surface transport in the most populated cities of Catalonia, provided by the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability, and also underground metropolitan transport and urban railways. With the introduction of the integrated fare in 2001, the method for counting travellers in Barcelona has changed. Travellers are now counted as each journey registered on travel tickets and not the journeys sold for each type of ticket.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".