Published: 17 March 2021

Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased in the last quarter of 2020

A total of 68 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries during the fourth quarter of 2020, which was 10 per cent less than in the corresponding period one year earlier. The volume of transported soil materials increased by 6 per cent and the volume of transport of other goods decreased by 17 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 2017–2020

Quarterly volume of goods transported by lorries in domestic transport 2017–2020

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the total transport volume of lorries amounted to 7,8 billion tonne-kilometres, which was 2 per cent less than in the corresponding period one year earlier. Ninety-six per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and 4 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 4/2020, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jukka Tuominen 029 551 3635, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 17.03.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 4th quarter 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.5.2021].
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