Less foreign transport by lorry
In 2011, foreign lorries transported 12.5 million tonnes of goods to and from Norway. This is a decrease of 11 per cent compared to 2010.
Norwegian road goods transport’s share of the total transport increased by 1 percentage point from the previous year and accounted for 42 per cent (5.2 million tonnes) in 2011.
Sweden is second largest operator
Swedish lorries had the second largest transport of goods in and out of Norway in 2011, with 3.5 million tonnes of goods. This amounted to a share of 28 per cent; the same as in 2010. Lorries from the Baltic countries increased their market share by 2.3 percentage points from 2010 to 2011. Lorries from these countries still have a small share of the total international transport, with 5.8 per cent in 2011.
Transport performance is stable
Foreign lorries had a transport performance of 6.5 billion tonne kilometres in their transport to, from and inside Norway in 2011. This is almost unchanged compared to last year. Norwegian and foreign lorries carried a total of 25.9 billion tonne kilometres on journeys to, from and in Norway in 2011 compared to 26.3 billion tonne kilometres in 2010.
Foreign lorries’ transport of goods from one place in Norway to another amounted to 0.7 million tonnes and a transport performance of 372 million tonne kilometres. Even though this is an increase from last year, cabotage transport still only amounted to a modest 0.3 per cent of the domestic transport by lorry in tonnes and 2.3 per cent measured in tonne kilometres. Danish lorries performed most cabotage in Norway.
Quarterly Statistics publishes statistics on Norwegian freight lorries with a carrying capacity of 3.5 tonnes and over in Norway and abroad. In order to provide an overview of all goods transported by lorry in Norway it is also necessary to include foreign lorries transport to, from and within Norway. The statistics presented here are based on a compilation of all the EU countries' statistics, and statistics from EFTA. The quality of the statistics depends therefore on the quality of the various countries' surveys. Thus, the statistics are associated with varying degrees of uncertainty. For more information about the survey, see About the statistics .