Goods transport by road 

Updated: 4.4.2014 - Next update: 27.6.2014

Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased, the transport performance increased in the fourth quarter of 2013

A total of 71 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the fourth quarter of 2013, which was six per cent less than in the corresponding quarter in 2012. The volume of transported soil materials decreased by nine per cent and the volume of transport for other goods decreased by four per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. These data derive from the statistics on goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland.

Statistical release

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).