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

Published: 28 March 2013

The volume of goods transported by lorries decreased in the fourth quarter of 2012

A total of 75 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the fourth quarter of 2012, which was 17 per cent less than in the corresponding quarter in 2011. The volume of transported soil materials decreased by 25 per cent and the volume of transport for other goods decreased by 10 per cent compared to the fourth quarter in 2011. These data derive from the statistics on goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland.

Volume of goods transported by lorries by quarter of year

Volume of goods transported by lorries by quarter of year

The total transport volume of lorries amounted to 5,298 million tonne-kilometres in the fourth quarter of 2012, which was 13 per cent less than in the corresponding quarter in 2011. Ninety-one per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and nine per cent in private transport.

The data for the statistics on 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.


Source: Goods Transport by Road 4/2012, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 28.3.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 4th quarter 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2012/04/kttav_2012_04_2013-03-28_tie_001_en.html