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Table RFS0144, which was updated on 12 January 2017 as part of “Road freight statistics: July 2015 to June 2016 report” contained an error which effected the quarterly data relating to Northern Ireland and the UK only. The annual figures and those relating to Great Britain were unaffected by this error. This error only affected this specific version of the table released on the 12 January and all previous editions were unaffected. This table and all effected editions of it have been replaced.
Statistics on road freight transported by GB and UK registered Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) in the United Kingdom and internationally between July 2015 and June 2016.
Domestic freight activity increased in the UK in the 12 months ending June 2016.
There were increases of:
5% in the amount of goods lifted to 1.69 billion tonnes
6% in the amount of goods moved to 156 billion tonne kilometres
International road freight activity to or from the UK decreased in the 12 months ending June 2016.
There were decreases of:
11% in the amount of goods lifted to 7.8 million tonnes
11% in the amount of goods moved to 5.1 billion tonne kilometres