Freight carriers transported 4% more goods compared with the same period last year, and data published by the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (Hakom) indicates that new freight carriers transported seven times more freight compared with the first quarter of 2016 and double that in the first quarter of 2017.

In the first quarter of 2018, rail freight operators accounted for nearly half of the total freight market in Croatia, achieving 65% more tonne-km compared with Q1 2017, showing a steady growth trend. Their market share measured by tonne-km is 30%, an increase of 2% compared with the previous quarter.

Passenger rail transport rose by 3% year-on-year, while passenger-km also increased by 3% over the same period.