Based on the set of seven indicators, the cluster analysis for freight transport by road was done. Regions were grouped into four clusters:
Cluster A "Low road freight transport intense regions" combines regions that clearly perform below averages concerning connectivity, absolute and relative intensity; intraregional imbalances in road freight transport are at their expenses, they receive more road freight than sending to other regions.
Cluster B "Modest road freight transport intense regions" encompasses regions that for most intensity indicators perform somewhat below the average of all regions by having a higher network selectivity, i.e. dependence on few regions. However, these regions have more exports by road than imports.
Cluster C "High-intensity road freight transport regions" is one of two clusters of regions for which road freight transport is important. In Cluster C, regions road freight transport is much more intense than population size and share would suggest; they send more freight than receiving it. Network selectivity is lowest, meaning that their road freight exports are not depending on few regions.
Cluster D "Dominating road freight transport regions" is a second cluster of regions in which road freight transport plays a much higher role than in Clusters A and B. Cluster D is in particular characterised by high absolute road transport volumes with the largest number of destinations served.
Theme(s): Economy, finance and trade - Transport and Accessibility - Transport and Accessibility