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Road freight: domestic and international statistics

Statistics and data about domestic and international road freight activity.

Latest road freight statistics

Road freight statistics

Road freight statistics provides information on the domestic and international activity of British and Northern Irish heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). This information is collected by the department’s 3 road freight surveys, the Continuing Survey of Road Goods Transport, Great Britain (CSRGT GB), the Continuing Survey of Road Goods Transport, Northern Ireland (CSRGT NI), and the International Road Haulage Survey (IRHS).

Information about these 3 surveys is available in the notes and definitions.

Guidance on current and previous road freight statistics are available.

  1. Road freight statistics: July 2017 to June 2018
  2. Road freight statistics: April 2017 to March 2018
  3. Road freight statistics: 2017
  4. Road freight statistics: October 2016 to September 2017

Road freight data tables

  1. Domestic road freight activity (RFS01)
  2. International road freight activity (RFS02)
  3. Road freight: statistical tables index

Roll-on roll-off international freight statistics

Roll-on, roll-off international freight statistics provides information on all the main ferry routes between Great Britain and Europe, and the Channel Tunnel. It is based on information supplied by ferry operators and Eurotunnel.

Information about maritime, rail and air freight activity can be found in the appropriate sections of the transport statistics website.

Guidance on current and previous roll on roll off international freight statistics are available.

Roll-on roll-off international freight data tables

  1. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe (RORO)

About the road freight statistics data and reports

Road freight statistics were assessed by the UK Statistics Authority in July 2016 and confirmed as National Statistics in December 2016.

Roll on, roll off international freight statistics were assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and confirmed as National Statistics in July 2009.

Information to earlier road freight data, reports and publications, including data from bespoke surveys on the activity of foreign HGVs working in the UK and the activity of light goods vehicles.

Published 29 November 2012
Last updated 16 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. New statistics release published - Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: April 2018 to March 2019.
  2. New release published - Road freight statistics: October 2017 to September 2018.
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  11. Note added for update to the methodology of the road freight statistics.
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  13. Postponement of the 'Road freight statistics: July 2016 to June 2017’ due to a quality review of part of the methodology used,
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  17. Roll-on, roll-off international freight summary updated.
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  20. Update to national statistics summary added.
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  25. Road freight section updated.
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