Published: 20 March 2017
Volume of goods transported by lorries rose drastically in the fourth quarter of 2016
A total of 86 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was 26 per cent more than in the corresponding quarter in 2015. The volume of transported soil materials increased by 32 per cent and the volume of transport for other goods grew by 23 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
The total transport volume of lorries amounted to 7.1 billion tonne-kilometres in the fourth quarter of 2016, which was 26 per cent more than in the corresponding quarter of one year before. Ninety-two per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and eight 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 4/2016, Statistics Finland
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 4th quarter 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.4.2017].
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