Published: 18 September 2017

Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased slightly, the transport performance increased in the second quarter of 2017

A total of 60 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the second quarter of 2017, which was one per cent less than in the corresponding quarter of 2016. The volume of transported soil materials increased by eight per cent and the volume of transport for other goods decreased by six 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

The total transport volume of lorries amounted to 6.6 billion tonne-kilometres in the second quarter of 2017, which was 16 per cent more 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.


Source: Goods Transport by Road 2/2017, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Klaus Bossart 029 551 2602, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi

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Updated 18.9.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 2nd quarter 2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.11.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2017/02/kttav_2017_02_2017-09-18_tie_001_en.html

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