The turnover of the transport sector in 2020 was ample 23 percent higher than last year and 2 percent higher than in 2020 before the outbreak of the corona crisis. However, the aviation and land transport sub-markets, which also include the taxi sector, lagged behind. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of new figures.
The reason for the lagging behind these market segments is that they partly consist of passenger transport, which suffered the largest drop in turnover due to the corona measures. In the last quarter of 2020, on the other hand, there was also an increase in turnover in these submarkets.
The passenger transport sector has not yet recovered from the loss of turnover due to the corona measures. Lockdowns have caused sales to drop to an unprecedented low. Although the measures were relaxed in 2020, the figures from Statistics Netherlands show that this has not yet led to a full recovery in turnover. The turnover of taxi companies was in 2020 on average 24,1 percent lower than in 24, but still 10,9 percent higher than in 2020.
More vacancies and fewer bankruptcies The entire transport sector is also increasingly struggling to recruit staff to find. For example, in 2020 there were an average of 8.4 thousand unfilled vacancies. That number has increased in 2020 to 10.000. Especially in the last two quarters of 2020 it proved more difficult to find staff. The number of pronounced bankruptcies, on the other hand, is of 24 companies in 2020 purchased from 24 companies in 2020.
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