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Published: 11 February 2011

Volume of goods transported by lorries increased in the fourth quarter of 2010

In the fourth quarter of 2010, the volume of goods transported by lorries in domestic road transport increased by 16 per cent from the corresponding quarter of 2009. Expressed in tonne-kilometres, the volume increased by 4 per cent. These data derive from the statistics on goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland. A total of 120 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries during the October to December period of 2010. The volume of transported soil materials was 56 million tonnes while that of other goods totalled 64 million tonnes. The total transport pervormance of lorries was 7,364 million tonne-kilometres.

Volume of goods transported by lorries by quarter of year

Volume of goods transported by lorries by quarter of year

In 2010, the total volume of goods transported by lorries was 397 million tonnes and the total transport volume of lorries was 25,961 million tonne-kilometres. The volume of goods increased by 15 per cent and the transport performance of lorries by 7 per cent from the corresponding time period of the year before.

The data for the statistics on domestic 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 4/2010, Statistics Finland

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Updated 11.2.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 4th quarter 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.5.2023].
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