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

Published: 21 March 2018

Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased in the fourth quarter of 2017

A total of 79 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the fourth quarter of 2017, which was eight per cent less than in the corresponding quarter in the previous year. The volume of transported soil materials increased by eight per cent and the volume of transport for other goods decreased by 17 per cent compared to the corresponding quarter of the year before. 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 6.7 billion tonne-kilometres in the fourth quarter of 2017, which was six per cent lower than in the corresponding quarter of the 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 4/2017, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jukka Tuominen 029 551 3621, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi

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Updated 21.03.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 4th quarter 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2017/04/kttav_2017_04_2018-03-21_tie_001_en.html