National Statistics

Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: April to June 2017

Number of powered vehicles and unaccompanied trailers carried on each route to mainland Europe for April to June 2017.

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Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: April to June 2017 tables

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Statistics on the number of powered vehicles and unaccompanied trailers carried on each route to mainland Europe.

In the year ending June 2017, there were just over 3 million road goods vehicles that travelled from Great Britain to mainland Europe, of which:

  • 2.2 million were powered vehicles
  • 0.8 million were unaccompanied trailers

The majority of powered vehicles travelled from Dover Strait ports (88%), whilst the majority of unaccompanied trailers travelled from North Sea ports (94%).

Compared with the year ending June 2016, there was a 2% increase in the number of powered vehicles that travelled from Great Britain to mainland Europe, of which:

  • 0.3 million were UK-registered, a decrease of 2%
  • 2.0 million were foreign-registered, an increase of 3%

In April to June 2017, the number of road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe decreased by 3% compared with April to June 2016 to 752,000 of which:

  • 556,000 were powered vehicles
  • 196,000 were unaccompanied trailers

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