Food transport indicators

Statistics about food transport in the UK.

This publication examines the environmental and social impacts of food transport for the UK. It includes four indicators:

  • urban food kilometres
  • heavy goods vehicle food kilometres
  • air food kilometres
  • carbon dioxide emissions from food transport

Transport of exported food is not covered.

An earlier report about ‘The Validity of Food Miles as an Indicator of Sustainable Development’ by AEA Technology Environment and commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is available from the National Archive.


Published 12 January 2012