Published: 26 May 2011

Volume of goods transported by lorries increased in 2010

A total of 397 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in domestic road transport in 2010. Compared with 2009, the volume of goods transported increased by 15 per cent. The total transport volume of lorries amounted to 25,961 million tonne-kilometres, which is seven per cent more than in 2009. Professional or licensed transport accounted for 72 per cent of the total volume of goods and for 91 per cent of the transport volume. These data derive from the statistics on goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland.

Volume of goods transported by lorries in domestic transport by quarter

Volume of goods transported by lorries in domestic transport by quarter

Measured in tonnes, the most transported type of goods was soil, amounting to 176 million tonnes, or 44 per cent of the total volume of goods. Despite the large volume of tonnes, transport of soil materials made up only 12 per cent of the tonne-kilometres, because the average transport journey of soil materials is short. The second most transported goods were saw timber and pulpwood, making up around seven per cent of the tonnes and 11 per cent of the tonne-kilometres. The average transport journey of all types of goods was 46 kilometres in 2010. The length of empty journeys was, on average, 29 kilometres. In laden journeys the average length of transports of soil materials was 13 kilometres and transports of saw timber and pulpwood 97 kilometres, on average.

In 2010, a total of 6.9 million tonnes of goods were transported in Finnish lorries in international transport, which is 35 per cent more than in 2009. The transport volume was 4,376 million tonne-kilometres. It should be noted that the statistics on goods transport by road always monitors the transports performed by a truck tractor chosen to the survey during the survey period. However, the truck tractor selected to the sample may have several different trailers during the survey period. Therefore, if trailers are transported to the harbour from which they continue in sea transport without the truck tractor, the monitoring of the transport ends there.


Source: Goods Transport by Road 2010, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mikko Simonaho (09) 1734 2789, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 26.5.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2010/kttav_2010_2011-05-26_tie_001_en.html