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Road freight: domestic and international statistics

This series brings together all documents relating to domestic and international road freight statistics

See all statistics published by DfT

The Department for Transport produces a range of statistics relating to the freight sector within the areas of:

  • road freight
  • roll-on, roll-off international freight

Road freight

The road freight statistics series 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 2 main road freight surveys, the Continuing Survey of Road Goods Transport (CSRGT) and the International Road Haulage Survey (IRHS).

Information about these 2 surveys is available in the notes and definitions document.

The department also publishes data from bespoke surveys on the activity of foreign HGVs working in the UK, and the activity of light goods vehicles (vans).

The road freight statistics series also has links to information on the activity of foreign-registered HGVs in the UK and van freight activity in the UK.

Roll-on, roll-off international freight

The roll-off, roll-on international freight statistics series provides information on all the main ferry routes between Great Britain and mainland Europe, and the Channel Tunnel, and excludes routes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. 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.

Contact us

Road freight statistics enquiries

Roll-on roll-off international freight statistics enquiries

Technical information

Road freight domestic and international statistics guidance

National statistics

All of the statistics published in this series are National Statistics. Road freight statistics including roll-on roll-off international freight statistics was assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and confirmed as National Statistics in July 2009 (Report 6).

Assessment report
Letter of confirmation

Pre-release access list

The post holders given access to these statistics up to 24 hours prior to release are available in the pre-release access list.

Road freight statistics pre-release access list
Roll-on roll-off international freight statistics pre-release access list

Publications released during 2014

  1. Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: Oct to Dec Q4 2013

    • 13 March 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics

Publications released during 2013

  1. Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: quarter 1 2013

    • 23 May 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: quarter 2 2013

    • 22 August 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: Jul to Sep Q3 2013

    • 21 November 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  4. Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: Quarter 4 2012

    • 28 February 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics

Publications released during 2012

  1. Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: quarter 2 2012

    • 23 August 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: quarter 3 2012

    • 22 November 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Road freight statistics: quarter 1 2011

    • 29 November 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics

Publications released during 2011

  1. Road freight statistics 2010

    • 27 October 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics

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