National Statistics

Road freight statistics: October 2015 to September 2016

Road freight activity statistics for the United Kingdom and internationally between October 2015 and September 2016.

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Road freight statistics: October 2015 to September 2016 tables

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Please note: statistics in this release, back to 2011 quarter 2 (April to June) have been revised and replaced by new figures published on 22 March 2018 in Road freight statistics: July 2016 to June 2017.

On 22 March, 2018, the department published Road freight statistics: July 2016 to June 2017, which included a change to part of the methodology used to produce the estimates of the domestic aspect of road freight statistics, resulting in a downward revision in the estimated amount of goods moved and lifted by UK-registered HGVs back to 2011 quarter 2.

More details about the impact of this change can be found on the release Road freight statistics: July 2016 to June 2017. As a result of this, figures from this release have been revised and are not the most up to date.

Statistics on road freight transported by Great Britain and United Kingdom registered Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Domestic road freight activity by Great Britain registered HGVs operating in the UK increased in the year ending September 2016.

There were increases of:

  • 8% in the amount of goods lifted to 1.76 billion tonnes
  • 8% in the amount of goods moved to 161 billion tonne kilometres

International road freight activity by UK registered HGVs to or from the UK decreased in the year ending September 2016.

There were decreases of:

  • 8% in the amount of goods lifted to 7.8 million tonnes
  • 9% in the amount of goods moved to 5.2 billion tonne kilometres

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Road freight statistics

Published 13 April 2017
Last updated 22 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Note added for revised road freight statistics.
  2. First published.