Statistics on goods transport by road describe the transport activity of lorries registered in Finland for both private and licensed transport in Finland and abroad. International transport refers to transportation from Finland abroad (exports), from abroad to Finland (imports), from abroad to another foreign country (crosstrade) and within a foreign country (cabotage). The statistical unit is a lorry. It is a question of sample statistics made quarterly as a postal inquiry, which can also be answered with a web questionnaire. Each year, the questionnaire is sent to altogether 10,000 lorry owners asking them to provide data on their lorries and their use over three or four consecutive survey days. The results of the statistics derive from the data obtained with this inquiry about lorry trips, which are then inflated with statistical calculation methods to correspond with the whole sampling frame and quarter.
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.4.2015].
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