Transport in Figures is an annual report compiled by DIW Berlin on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). The compendium presents statistical data on numerous aspects of the German transport sector. The annually updated edition is published in the fall and can be ordered through BMVI.
The following information and yearly statistics are included:
Transport in its institutional framework:
Transport in functional categories:
International indicators of transportation
In connection with quantiative modeling, various types of energy market data are collected and maintained in the department. In doing so, we increasingly follow an open-source approach, for example in the context of the Open Power System Data project.
Open Power System Data provides a free-of-charge platform for open data dedicated to electricity system researchers. Its aim is to collect, check, process, document, and publish data that are publicly available but currently inconvenient to use. The platform primarily provides information on installed generation capacity, power plants, and time series of electricity consumption as well as wind and solar generation in Europe. The platform was initially developed by a consortium consisting of DIW Berlin, Europa-Universität Flensburg, TU Berlin, and neon Neue Energieökonomik in a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
In 2017, Open Power System Data won Schleswig-Holstein's "Open Science Award" and the "Germany - Land of Ideas" award.
We also use the data platform for our own research activities. Papers that draw on OPSD data include: