Prague, 16 November 2023 – October this year had 22 working days, 2 more than October 2022. Carriers used these two days to transport goods and people on toll roads in the Czech Republic – and the result is a year-on-year increase in tolls by 6.3 percent to CZK 1.374 billion. As in the previous month, the difference in toll collection is primarily due to the calendar effect – after adjusting for the same number of working days, toll collection stagnated year-on-year.
By analogy with toll collection, the number of toll transactions increased. The CzechToll satellite toll collection system processed almost 105 million toll transactions in October (5.5% more than in October 2022).
Since the beginning of the year, domestic and foreign carriers have paid CZK 12.5 billion for driving on toll roads. As of the end of October, this represents a slight increase of 0.45% compared to the same period in 2022. Payment of tolls for driving on toll sections of 1st category roads accounts for 11.3% of the total collection, the remaining fees were paid by carriers for driving on motorways.
“Toll collection this year is not affected by major changes in the area of toll rates or the scope of charging. The primary influence on the individual months is the macroeconomic situation or the number of calendar days, as this has a major impact on lorry driving. Assuming stagnation in the last two months of the year, this year’s toll collection will be close to CZK 15 billion,” said Petr Chvátal, CzechToll CEO.
At the end of October 816 thousand vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons were registered in the electronic toll system, of which over 639 thousand vehicles had foreign license plate numbers. For these registered vehicles, CzechToll issued 638 thousand on-board units to carriers.