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Latest publication: Goods transport by road 2020, 1st quarter

Published: 25 March 2020

Volume of goods transported by lorries increased in the last quarter of 2019

A total of 76 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries during the fourth quarter of 2019, which was 15 per cent more than in the corresponding period one year earlier. The volume of transported soil materials decreased by 7 per cent and the volume of transport of other goods increased by 27 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

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the total transport volume of lorries amounted to 8,0 billion tonne-kilometres, which was 20 per cent more than in the corresponding period one year earlier. Ninety-four per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and 6 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 4/2019, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Tommi Veistämö 029 551 3546, Sami Lahtinen 029 551 3207, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 25.03.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 4th quarter 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.8.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2019/04/kttav_2019_04_2020-03-25_tie_001_en.html