Goods transport by road 

Updated: 18.12.2015 - Next update: 24.3.2016

Volume of goods transported by lorries grew in the third quarter of 2015

A total of 81 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the third quarter of 2015, which was four per cent more than in the corresponding quarter of 2014. The volume of transported soil materials decreased by eight per cent and the volume of transport for other goods increased by 16 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.

Statistics Finland / Goods transport by road

Description of indicator

The statistics on domestic goods transport by road describe the domestic transport activity of lorries registered in Finland for both private and licensed transport. Licensed transport means the transportation of people or goods against a fee (for hire or reward). Practising of the transportation is subject to a permission from a licensing authority.

National road transport means road transport between two places (a place of loading/embarkation and a place of unloading/disembarkation) located in Finland with vehicles registered in Finland for private and licensed transport (for hire or reward). The trip may include transit in the area of another country.

Tonne-kilometre describes the volume of transport, and is obtained as a product of transported volume of goods (tonnes) and length of transport journey (kilometres).