National Statistics

Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: July to September 2017

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

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Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: July to September 2017 tables

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

In the year ending September 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 good vehicles travelling from Dover Strait ports were powered vehicles (88%), and from North Sea ports were unaccompanied trailers (94%).

Compared with the year ending September 2016, the number of powered vehicles that travelled from Great Britain to mainland Europe remained unchanged, of which:

  • 0.3 million were UK-registered, a decrease of 2%
  • 2.0 million were foreign-registered, an increase of 1%

In July to September 2017, the number of road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe decreased by 1% compared with July to September 2016 to 747,700, of which:

  • 547,300 were powered vehicles
  • 200,400 were unaccompanied trailers

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