National Statistics

Road freight statistics: January to March 2011

Road freight and foreign heavy goods vehicle activity statistics in the UK for January to March 2011.

Documents

Road freight statistics: January to March 2011 report

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Road freight statistics: January to March 2011 tables

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Detail

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

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Information on road freight statistics and the 3 DfT surveys, as well as the pre-release access list, and related technical documentation is available.

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