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Trends in Transport Infrastructure Investment 1995-2009

The latest update of annual transport infrastructure investment and maintenance data collected by the International Transport Forum at the OECD shows:

  • GDP share of investment in inland transport infrastructure has remained almost constant in Western Europe (0.8%) and North America (0.6%) over the past decade;
  • Record investment levels were reached in Central and Eastern European countries, with 7.6% growth in 2008/09, amounting to 2.0% of GDP (2009);
  • The balance between road maintenance and investment has remained relatively constant over time in many regions, with maintenance making up 30% of total road expenditure on average.
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