The indicator Interregional Balance assesses the level of dominance of a region within its country. In a centralised national pattern a few regions capture a vast majority of the transport flows of their country whereas other regions do clearly less than might be expected. In a more balanced national setting, the regions behave more similar in terms of transport volumes. This is relevant for policy and there can be arguments on the desirability to distribute (or not) capacity throughout regions or invest more (or not) in a “national champion” region.
Theme(s): Economy, finance and trade - Transport and Accessibility - Transport and Accessibility