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

Published: 12 February 2010

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

In the fourth quarter of 2009, the volume of goods transported by lorries in domestic road transport decreased by 3 per cent from the corresponding quarter of 2008. These data derive from the statistics on domestic goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland. A total of 103 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries during the October to December period of 2009. The volume of transported soil materials was 41 million tonnes while that of other goods totalled 62 million tonnes. The total transport volume of lorries was 7,101 million tonne-kilometres.

In the 2009, the total volume of goods transported by lorries was 344 million tonnes and the total transport volume of lorries was 24,262 million tonne-kilometres. The volume of goods diminished by 18 per cent and the transport volume of lorries by 12 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 4/2009, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Sami Kanninen (09) 1734 2789, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 12.2.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 4th quarter 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2009/04/kttav_2009_04_2010-02-12_tie_001_en.html