National Statistics

Road freight statistics: 2016

Road freight activity statistics within the United Kingdom and internationally for the year 2016.

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Road freight statistics: 2016 tables

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Statistics on road freight transported by Great Britain and UK registered Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) in the United Kingdom and internationally from January 2016 to December 2016.

Domestic freight activity increased in the UK increased to record highs in 2016. There were increases of:

  • 15% in the amount of goods lifted to 1.89 billion tonnes
  • 12% in the amount of goods moved to 170 billion tonne kilometres

International road freight activity to or from the UK by UK-registered HGVs decreased in 2016. There were decreases of:

  • 6% in the amount of goods lifted to 7.8 million tonnes
  • 8% in the amount of goods moved to 5.1 billon tonne kilometres

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Road freight statistics

Published 13 July 2017