Quarterly statistics on the domestic and international road freight activity of UK hauliers and of foreign hauliers in UK.
The statistics is based on results from the following 3 continuous surveys administered by the Department for Transport:
Statistics on foreign hauliers in the UK are derived from data supplied to Eurostat by EU-27 countries.
The data is provisional and will be finalised in an annual road freight statistics publication in 2013.
Between January to March 2011:
- goods moved by UK HGVs in the UK increased by 6% to over 37 billion tonne kilometres
- domestic freight activity trends for the UK in recent years broadly mirror those in 3 of the 4 other largest EU economies
- there were 1.3 million tonnes of road freight exported from the UK by UK-registered vehicles. This was an increase of 9% compared to January to March 2010. There was a similar weight of goods imported (1.4 million tonnes)
- there were about 1 billion tonne kilometres of cabotage by foreign hauliers in the UK. Levels of cabotage reported by EU-27 countries in the UK have declined in recent years. The level was 44% lower than in 2005
Information on road freight statistics and the 3 DfT surveys, as well as the pre-release access list, and related technical documentation is available.