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TAXES PAID BY EU ROAD USERS IN 2013

Taxes paid by the road transport sector included registration tax, ownership tax, road tolls and vignettes, fuel excise duty, VAT on registration tax and excise duty. The EU total came to €286.3 billion. Company car taxation, insurance taxation, parking charges and VAT on fuel and vehicle purchase were not included.

Results based on a study by CE Delft, commissioned by FIA Region I.

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Infrastructure costs

Infrastructure costs included the direct expenses and financing costs to governments for enhancement, renewal, maintenance and operation of the road network. The EU total came to €178.4 billion. The cost of parking was not included.

Share of total road infrastructure expenditure in GDP over time

The combined infrastructure costs can be broken down into fixed costs, 83.4%, and variable costs, 16.6%. Fixed costs are necessary no matter how often the road is used and include construction and operational costs. Variable costs directly depend on how often the roads are used.

Over the past twenty years, government investment into the road network has been steadily decreasing.

Comparison between revenue and costs

The study compared the total revenue from road transport, €286.3 billion, with the total road infrastructure cost to government budgets, €178.4 billion. Here is a more detailed look into how each mode covers its costs.

EU average infrastructure cost coverage ratios per mode of transport in 2013

Infrastructure cost coverage ratios for passenger cars and motorcycles in 2013

 

CONCLUSIONS

Governments are making a major surplus on road transport revenue. European motorists deserve a high quality road infrastructure to which they are already contributing. Rather than new or increased charging on road users, governments should look to revenue that is already available for funding the road network.

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Results based on a study by CE Delft, commissioned by FIA Region I

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TAXES PAID BY EU ROAD USERS IN 2013

Taxes paid by the road transport sector included registration tax, ownership tax, road tolls and vignettes, fuel excise duty, VAT on registration tax and excise duty. The EU total came to €286.3 billion. Company car taxation, insurance taxation, parking charges and VAT on fuel and vehicle purchase were not included.

Infrastructure costs

Infrastructure costs included the direct expenses and financing costs to governments for enhancement, renewal, maintenance and operation of the road network. The EU total came to €178.4 billion. The cost of parking was not included.

The combined infrastructure costs can be broken down into fixed costs, 83.4%, and variable costs, 16.6%. Fixed costs are necessary no matter how often the road is used and include construction and operational costs. Variable costs directly depend on how often the roads are used.

Over the past twenty years, government investment into the road network has been steadily decreasing.

Share of total road infrastructure expenditure in GDP over time

Comparison between revenue and costs

The study compared the total revenue from road transport, €286.3 billion, with the total road infrastructure cost to government budgets, €178.4 billion. Here is a more detailed look into how each mode covers its costs.

Infrastructure cost coverage ratios for passenger cars and motorcycles in 2013

 

CONCLUSIONS

Governments are making a major surplus on road transport revenue. European motorists deserve a high quality road infrastructure to which they are already contributing. Rather than new or increased charging on road users, governments should look to revenue that is already available for funding the road network.

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