In 2023Q1 the Average Daily Traffic (ADT) on the concession section of the A4 Katowice-Kraków motorway amounted to 43,905 vehicles and was higher by 0.9% than the traffic level recorded in 2022Q1 (43,520 vehicles). In 2023Q1 toll revenue amounted to PLN 101,862 thousand and was higher by 13.1% than in 2022Q1 (PLN 90,083 thousand).
As far as cars are concerned, the ADT increased from 35,600 vehicles in 2022Q1 to 35,865 vehicles in 2023Q1 (0.7% increase). In 2023Q1 toll revenue from cars amounted to PLN 60,728 thousand and was higher by 10.7% than in 2022Q1 (PLN 54,866 thousand). Difference between dynamics of toll revenue changes as compared to dynamics of ADT changes is the result of change in toll rate in 2022, as well as consistently increasing share of automatic payments (for which preferential rates apply) in the traffic structure and increased traffic (partly toll exempt), related to the armed conflict in Ukraine.
As far as trucks are concerned, the ADT increased by 1.5%, i.e. from 7,920 vehicles in 2022Q1 to 8,040 vehicles in 2023Q1, while toll revenue from trucks in 2023Q1 amounted to PLN 41,134 thousand and was higher by 16.8% than in 2022Q1 (PLN 35,217 thousand). Similarly to cars, toll rates for trucks changed in 2022.
Comparing the current data of 2022, It ought to be noted that in 2022Q1 the Group recorded a point increase in traffic at the beginning of the armed conflict in Ukraine, caused by a wave of migration and aid to the Ukrainian citizens. Additionally, from March 1, 2022, after prior agreement with the Ministry of Infrastructure, vehicles with Ukrainian registration numbers, as well as vehicles or groups of vehicles reported by Polish non-governmental organizations and foreign organizations and persons as providing aid to Ukrainian citizens, became exempt from tolls. The exemption from tolls for vehicles with Ukrainian registration numbers was in force until May 31, 2022, and vehicles reported as providing humanitarian aid are still exempt.