Goods transport by road
|Updated: 27.9.2013 - Next update: 20.12.2013|
The volume of goods transported by lorries decreased in the second quarter of 2013
A total of 68 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the second quarter of 2013, which was 10 per cent less than in the corresponding quarter in 2012. The volume of transported soil materials increased by 10 per cent and the volume of transport for other goods decreased by 22 per cent compared to the second quarter in 2012. These data derive from the statistics on goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland.
The total transport volume of lorries amounted to 4.9 billion tonne-kilometres in the second quarter of 2013, which was 16 per cent less than in the corresponding quarter of one year before. Ninety-six per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and four 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.
Statistics Finland / Goods transport by road
Description of indicator
The statistics on domestic goods transport by road describe the domestic transport activity of lorries registered in Finland for both private and licensed transport. Licensed transport means the transportation of people or goods against a fee (for hire or reward). Practising of the transportation is subject to a permission from a licensing authority.
National road transport means road transport between two places (a place of loading/embarkation and a place of unloading/disembarkation) located in Finland with vehicles registered in Finland for private and licensed transport (for hire or reward). The trip may include transit in the area of another country.
Tonne-kilometre describes the volume of transport, and is obtained as a product of transported volume of goods (tonnes) and length of transport journey (kilometres).