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

Published: 22 September 2016

Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased in the second quarter of 2016

A total of 61 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the second quarter of 2016, which was three per cent less than in the corresponding quarter in 2015. The volume of transported soil materials decreased by 19 per cent and the volume of transport for other goods increased by seven per cent compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. These data derive from the statistics on goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland.

Quarterly volume of goods transported by lorries in domestic transport

Quarterly volume of goods transported by lorries in domestic transport

The total transport volume of lorries amounted to 5.7 billion tonne-kilometres in the second quarter of 2016, which was 21 per cent more than in the corresponding quarter of one year before. Ninety-four per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and six 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 2/2016, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Klaus Bossart 029 551 2602, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 22.9.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 2nd quarter 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2016/02/kttav_2016_02_2016-09-22_tie_001_en.html