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Latest publication: Goods transport by road 2019, 2nd quarter

Published: 20 November 2009

Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased in the third quarter of 2009

In the third quarter of 2009, the volume of goods transported by lorries in domestic road transport decreased by 17 per cent from the corresponding quarter of 2008. Expressed in tonne-kilometres, the volume diminished by 16 per cent. These data derive from the statistics on domestic goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland. A total of 95 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries during the July to September period of 2009. The volume of transported soil materials was 47 million tonnes while that of other goods totalled 48 million tonnes. The total transport volume of lorries was 6,039 million tonne-kilometres.

In the January to September period of 2009, the total volume of goods transported by lorries was 241 million tonnes and the total transport volume of lorries was 17,162 million tonne-kilometres. The volume of goods diminished by 23 per cent and the transport volume of lorries by 19 per cent from the corresponding time period of the year before. Goods transport has decreased especially in the fields of manufacturing and construction.

The data for the statistics on domestic goods transport by road are collected from lorry owners with a quarterly sample survey. Transported volume of goods refers to the weight of goods loaded on lorries in tonnes. Tonne-kilometre describes the volume of transport and is obtained as a product of transported volume of goods and length of transport journey.

Volume of goods transported by lorries by quarter

Volume of goods transported by lorries by quarter

Source: Goods Transport by Road 3/2009, Statistics Finland

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Updated 20.11.2009

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 3rd quarter 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2009/03/kttav_2009_03_2009-11-20_tie_001_en.html