This statistical release summarises results from the survey on road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe from Great Britain. It includes all the main ferry routes between Great Britain and mainland Europe. Ferry routes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland are not included.

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Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: Quarter 3 2012

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Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: Quarter 3 2012 and XLS/CSV tables

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Rolling Annual total

  • There were 2.43 million goods vehicles travelling from Great Britain to mainland Europe in the four quarters ending Q3 2012. This is a 2.4% decline compared to the four quarters ending Q3 2011 and 16% lower than the peak in 2007. However, the number of goods vehicles travelling from Great Britain to mainland Europe has increased by over 70% in the last 20 years.
  • Of these goods vehicles, 1.81 million were powered vehicles and 622 thousand were unaccompanied trailers. Both powered vehicles and unaccompanied trailers have fallen compared to the four quarters ending Q3 2011 by 0.9% and 6.7% respectively.

Quarter 3 2012

  • During quarter 3 2012, 611 thousand goods vehicles travelled from Great Britain to mainland Europe, of which 452 thousand were powered vehicles (an increase of 3.5% on Q3 2011) and 158 thousand were unaccompanied trailers (down 3.1% on Q3 2011). 452 thousand of these goods vehicles were powered vehicles and 154 thousand were unaccompanied trailers, down 2% and 9% respectively on Q2 2011.

Technical information

Information on roll-on, roll-off international freight statistics, including the pre-release access list, and related technical documentation can be found here

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