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Published: 18 December 2019

Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased in the third quarter of 2019

A total of 66 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries during the third quarter of 2019, which was nine per cent less than in the corresponding period one year earlier. The volume of transported soil materials decreased by 15 per cent and the volume of transport of other goods by five 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

In the third quarter of 2019, the total transport volume of lorries amounted to 6.3 billion tonne-kilometres, which was as much as in the corresponding period one year earlier. Ninety-two per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and eight 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 3/2019, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 18.12.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Goods transport by road [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3617. 3rd quarter 2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.6.2023].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kttav/2019/03/kttav_2019_03_2019-12-18_tie_001_en.html