National Statistics

Road freight statistics: April 2017 to March 2018

Road freight activity for the United Kingdom and internationally from April 2017 to March 2018.

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Road freight statistics: April 2017 to March 2018 data tables

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Statistics on road freight transported by Great Britain and United Kingdom registered Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) in the United Kingdom and internationally from April 2017 to March 2018.

Domestic road freight activity by Great Britain registered HGVs operating in the UK decreased in the 12 month period ending March 2018 compared to the previous 12 months. There were decreases of:

  • 7% in the amount of goods lifted, to 1.37 billion tonnes
  • 1% in the amount of goods moved, to 149 billion tonne kilometres
  • 2% in the amount of vehicle kilometres travelled, to 18.7 billion kilometres

International road freight activity by UK-registered HGVs transporting freight internationally decreased in the 12 month period ending March 2018 compared to the previous 12 months. There were decreases of:

  • 2% in the amount of goods lifted, to 7.7 million tonnes
  • 1% in the amount of goods moved, to 5.1 billion tonne kilometres

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Published 11 October 2018