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Latest publication: Goods transport by road 2019, 1st quarter

Published: 19 December 2018

Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased in the third quarter of 2018

A total of 73 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the third quarter of 2018, which was eight per cent less than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The volume of transported soil materials increased by one per cent and the volume of transport for other goods decreased by 14 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 6.3 billion tonne-kilometres in the third quarter of 2018, which was 10 per cent less than in the corresponding quarter of one year before. Ninety-five per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and five 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 3/2018, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jukka Tuominen 029 551 3621, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 19.12.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 3rd quarter 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2018/03/kttav_2018_03_2018-12-19_tie_001_en.html