Goods transport by road

Updated: 16 Jun 2021
Next update: 15 Sep 2021

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).


Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased in the first quarter of 2021

The total transport volume of lorries amounted to 6.2 billion tonne-kilometres in the first quarter of 2021, which was 19 per cent less than in the corresponding quarter of one year before. Ninety-seven per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and three per cent in private transport.

Statistical release