Monday, 2 November 2020

HUKA: Increased Traffic and Revenue on Croatian Motorways in 2019

ZAGREB, November 2, 2020 - The total number of vehicles on Croatian motorways in 2019 increased by 4.19% compared to 2018 while motorway toll revenue amounted to HRK 3.15 billion without VAT, which is a rise of 4.89%, the Croatian Association of Motorway Road Toll Concession Holders (HUKA) said on Monday.

The association's national report of the motorways notes that the total motorway network in Croatia at the end of 2019 covered 1,306 kilometres of motorways that were managed by four companies: Hrvatske Autoceste (HAC), Bina-Istra, Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb (ARZ) and Autocesta Zagreb-Macelj.

The length of the network of motorways did not change in 2019.

Investments for the construction of new motorways in 2019 amounted to HRK 434.56 million while investments in the current sections amounted to HRK 389.91 million, which is a total of HRK 824.47 million. Investments of HRK 716.48 million are planned for the construction of new legs and HRK 661.06 million for already constructed sections.

The total number of vehicles on motorways in 2019 increased by 4.91% compared to 2018 or 86,660,015 vehicles with each of the companies generating an increase in turnover.

HUKA recalled that Croatia operates a closed toll system on its motorways with tolls at exit and entry points.

The report notes that last year a total of 2,697 accidents were recorded on the motorways with 31 fatalities and 459 people sustaining injuries.

The total number of accidents increased by 3.71% compared to 2018 while the number of fatalities decreased by 8.82% and there was a fall of 18.76% in the number of people injured in those traffic accidents.

(€1 = HRK 7.568318)