National Statistics

Road freight statistics: October 2017 to September 2018

Road freight activity statistics for the United Kingdom and internationally between October 2017 and September 2018.

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Road freight statistics: October 2017 to September 2018 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 October 2017 to September 2018.

Domestic road freight activity by Great Britain registered HGVs operating in the UK decreased in the 12 month period ending September 2018 compared to the previous 12 months.

There were decreases of:

  • 5% in the amount of goods lifted, to 1.37 billion tonnes
  • 1% in the amount of goods moved, to 148 billion tonne kilometres

International road freight activity by UK-registered HGVs transporting freight internationally increased in the 12 month period ending September 2018 compared to the previous 12 months.

There was an increase of:

  • 3% in the amount of goods lifted, to 8.2 million tonnes

There was a decrease of:

  • 3% in the amount of goods moved, to 5.3 billion tonne kilometres

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Published 18 April 2019