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Road freight: domestic and international statistics

Statistics and data about domestic and international road freight activity.

Feedback Survey

The Department for Transport is looking to gather your views on the current format and content of our cross-modal transport statistic outputs, in response to increased interest in more timely indicators of transport activity. You can provide your views by filling in this survey.

We continue to welcome any general feedback on our statistical outputs, which you can email to transport statistics.

Latest road freight statistics

Road freight statistics

Following the recent change to online data collection for the Road Freight surveys, further work is needed to fully understand the methodological change, therefore the Road freight statistics: October 2020 to September 2021 publication for 14 April 2022 has been postponed. The next publication will be Road freight statistics: 2021 in late summer.

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.

Road freight data tables

Accessibility of tables

The department is currently working to make our tables accessible for our users. If you would like to request a more accessible format, please email road freight statistics. We will consider each request but may not be able to provide an alternative accessible format on every occasion.

If you have any feedback on the accessibility of our tables, please email us.

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

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 17 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe, April 2021 to March 2022, and link to cross-modal statistics survey, added.

  2. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe for the year 2021 added.

  3. Road freight statistics, July 2020 to June 2021 added.

  4. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe October 2020 to September 2021 added.

  5. Road freight statistics, April 2020 to March 2021 added.

  6. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe for July 2020 to June 2021 added to collection.

  7. Road freight statistics 2020 report added to collection.

  8. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe, April 2020 to March 2021 report added to collection.

  9. Road freight statistics, October 2019 to September 2020 report added to collection.

  10. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe 2020 added to collection.

  11. Road freight statistics, July 2019 to June 2020 report added to collection.

  12. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: October 2019 to September 2020 added to collection.

  13. Road freight statistics, April 2019 to March 2020 report added to collection.

  14. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: July 2019 to June 2020 added to collection.

  15. Collection page updated for the latest road freight statistics for the year 2019.

  16. Collection page updated for 'Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: April 2019 to March 2020'.

  17. Road freight statistics: October 2018 to September 2019' added to collection.

  18. Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe 2019 publication added to collection.

  19. Collection page updated for Road freight statistics: July 2018 to June 2019.

  20. Collection page updated for 'Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: October 2018 to September 2019'.

  21. Collection page updated for 'Road freight statistics: April 2018 to March 2019'.

  22. New statistics release published - Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: July 2018 to June 2019.

  23. New release published - Road freight statistics: 2018

  24. New statistics release published - Road goods vehicles travelling to Europe: April 2018 to March 2019.

  25. New release published - Road freight statistics: October 2017 to September 2018.

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  34. Note added for update to the methodology of the road freight statistics.

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  36. 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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  40. Roll-on, roll-off international freight summary updated.

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  43. Update to national statistics summary added.

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  48. Road freight section updated.

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