These statistics have been discontinued.

No new data will be produced from these statistics.

Concepts and definitions

Total transit transport

Total transit transport describes the volume of goods carried by transit transport through Finland. The volume of total transit transport is obtained by adding together the volumes of transit transports by road and rail or by examining the volume of transit transport by sea.

The volumes of transit transports by road and rail do not add up exactly to the volume of transit transport by sea due to differences in the methods for compiling statistics on different forms of transport.

Transit transport

Transit transport refers to transport of a load through one country while the places of departure and destination are in another country or countries and the load is transported through the transit country without loading or unloading.

Transit transport by rail

Transit transport by rail refers to transportation in the same railway carriage through one country while the places of departure and destination are in another country. In Statistics Finland's statistics on transit transport through Finland transit transport by rail refers to the volume of rail transit transport crossing the Finnish eastern border.

Transit transport by rail mainly comprises transit transport of goods from and to Finnish harbours. In addition, a small volume of transit transport by rail takes place across the Finnish land border in the north.

Transit transport by road

Transit transport by road refers to transport in a vehicle through a country when the places of loading and unloading of the goods are in different countries.

Transit transport by road describes the volume of transit transports crossing the Finnish eastern border by road.

Transit transports by road are mainly goods in transit from and to Finnish harbours.

Transit transport by sea

In the statistics on transit transport via Finland, transit transport by sea describes the volume of transit transports arriving at Finnish ports and departing from them by sea.

Referencing instructions:

Statistics: Transit transport statistics [e-publication].
Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/tran/kas_en.html