Two-dimensional analysis of weighted intensity vs distance for the goods/services/capital basket indicates two highly intensive, long-range regions, which include Stockholm and Nord-Norge in Norway. On the other hand, in the light of the typology used, the regions of Brussels and Drenthe (Netherlands) were classified as highly intensive and short range. The vast majority of regions in ESPON space can be classified as medium-intensive, medium-range. This shows indirectly that for most regions distance is not a very important limit on the volume of economic flows. Moreover, the outermost regions in the north and south are not characterised by a particularly low intensity of flows. In the most peripheral eastern regions, average relationship lengths are still recorded with low intensity.
Theme(s): Economy, finance and trade - Economy, Finance and Trade