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Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased by 16%

A total of 66 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the fourth quarter of 2018

Image source: Statistics Finland.
Image source: Statistics Finland.
Volume of goods transported by lorries decreased by 16%

A total of 66 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the fourth quarter of 2018, which was 16 per cent less than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

The volume of transported soil materials decreased by 30 per cent and the volume of transport for other goods decreased by six per cent compared to the fourth quarter in 2017. These data derive from the statistics on goods transport by road compiled by Statistics Finland.

The total transport volume of lorries amounted to 6.6 billion tonne-kilometres in the fourth quarter of 2018, which was one per cent less than in the corresponding quarter of one year before. Ninety-four per cent of the transport volume was transported in professional transport and six 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.

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