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Carriage of goods by lorry

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Key figures

31.0 %

of border transport with Norwegian-registered lorries' in the 1st quarter of 2019

Road goods transport by lorries
4th quarter 2018Share4th quarter 2018 - 4th quarter 20134th quarter 2018 - 4th quarter 2017
1Loading and unloading take place in the same country but the lorry used is not registered in that country.
Road goods transport with norwegian lorries (Mill. km)493.1100.0-15.2-5.8
National transport464.794.2-10.7-3.1
International transport28.45.8-54.0-35.2
Carriage of goods on norwegian lorries (Mill. tonnes)70.2100.0-8.20.1
National transport69.198.4-7.60.4
International transport1.11.6-35.3-15.4
Carriage with norwegian lorries (Mill. tonneskm)5 268.4100.0-9.0-6.9
National transport4 851.492.1-2.1-2.3
International transport417.07.9-50.0-40.1
1st quarter 2019Share1st quarter 2019 - 1st quarter 20141st quarter 2019 - 1st quarter 2018
Carriage of goods by lorry across national border (Mill.tonnes)3.2100.01.01.9
Norwegian lorries1.031.0-15.6-3.4
Danish, swedish, finnish lorries1.132.6-13.2-2.2
Lorries from other the baltic countries0.413.494.721.0
Polish lorries0.310.652.617.0
2017Share2012 - 20172016 - 2017
Road goods transport by foreign lorries to/from Norway (Mill. tonnes)13.2100.043.4-1.3
Transport to/from Norway5.743.2-9-18
Cross trade transport between Norway and abroad6.045.2163.023.4
Cabotage transport in Norway11.511.6134.7-1.6

See selected tables from this statistics

Table 1 
National and international transports for hire or reward and own account. Transport performances. Quarter

National and international transports for hire or reward and own account. Transport performances. Quarter1
Vehicle kilometres, total (mill. km)Tonnage carried (mill. tonnes)Transport performance (mill. tonne-km)Rate of empty kilometres (per cent)Average length of carriage per tonne (km)
1There are carried out several changes in the Road Goods Survey since 3rd quarter 2015, that to a certain degree influence on the comparability in the results between the quarters. Se more details in About the statistics.
National transports for hire or reward and own account
20142 005.0288.619 102.926.766.2
20151 992.8265.818 570.024.769.9
20161 843.6264.018 515.428.170.1
20171 854.2250.718 730.828.874.7
20181 829.6251.918 920.430.275.1
 
1st quarter 2017463.557.54 477.628.277.8
2nd quarter 2017442.456.64 413.027.678.0
3rd quarter 2017468.967.84 877.129.372.0
4th quarter 2017479.468.84 963.230.172.1
1st quarter 2018454.255.84 632.529.783.1
2nd quarter 2018443.261.14 314.931.070.6
3rd quarter 2018467.665.95 121.729.677.7
4th quarter 2018464.769.14 851.430.470.2
 
International transport for hire or reward and own account
2014174.55.02 432.123.1485.7
2015171.24.72 665.320.6567.0
2016152.24.92 435.422.4499.2
2017171.95.02 655.321.1533.5
2018141.44.72 247.126.5482.3
 
1st quarter 201744.71.3568.624.1454.0
2nd quarter 201741.81.2748.020.6616.6
3rd quarter 201741.71.2643.020.7546.0
4th quarter 201743.81.3695.619.0521.5
1st quarter 201838.01.2642.718.3514.4
2nd quarter 201835.21.2617.629.8506.3
3rd quarter 201839.81.1569.827.8537.8
4th quarter 201828.41.1417.031.6369.0

Table 2 
National transports for hire or reward and own account. Tonnage carried and transport performance, by commodity1. Quarter

National transports for hire or reward and own account. Tonnage carried and transport performance, by commodity1. Quarter1
TotalAgricultural producs, forestry producs, fishing productsFood products, beverages, tobaco and animal fodderCoal, oil and chemicals and chemical products (incl. fertilizer)Metal ores, stone, sand, gravel, clay, salt, cement, lime, manufactured construction materialsOther manufactured goods, grouped goods and other goods
1There are carried out several changes in the Road Goods Survey since 3rd quarter 2015, that to a certain degree influence on the comparability in the results between the quarters. Se more details in About the statistics.
Tonnage carried (mill. tonnes)
2014288.217.625.924.7175.045.0
2015266.019.418.618.1161.048.9
2016263.924.217.626.8163.032.3
2017250.320.518.024.9152.034.9
2018252.424.219.022.8153.033.4
 
1st quarter 201855.88.25.13.531.17.9
2nd quarter 201861.18.63.54.234.310.5
3rd quarter 201865.93.55.06.443.97.1
4th quarter 201869.24.05.58.643.27.9
 
Transport performance (million tonne-km)
201419 030.52 351.84 549.21 646.44 458.96 024.2
201518 570.12 378.33 591.31 411.74 753.86 435.0
201618 515.62 907.83 253.52 017.75 172.95 163.7
201718 730.92 554.53 779.52 226.94 932.45 237.6
201818 920.52 601.23 998.22 240.04 976.15 105.0
 
1st quarter 20184 632.5699.7960.3634.11 124.51 213.9
2nd quarter 20184 314.9691.7755.0422.41 143.41 302.4
3rd quarter 20185 121.7587.31 060.0641.21 531.11 302.1
4th quarter 20184 851.4622.61 222.9542.31 177.11 286.5

Table 3 
International transports for hire or reward and own account, to and from Norway, cabotage and cross trade

International transports for hire or reward and own account, to and from Norway, cabotage and cross trade1
International transport, totalFrom NorwayTo NorwayCabotageCross-trade
1There are carried out several changes in the Road Goods Survey since 3rd quarter 2015, that to a certain degree influence on the comparability in the results between the quarters. Se more details in About the statistics.
Tonnage carried (1 000 tonnes)
20154 700.32 827.21 757.372.942.9
20164 879.13 067.31 733.073.75.1
20174 977.03 093.31 795.685.22.9
20184 658.92 872.11 641.9134.010.9
 
3rd quarter 20171 177.6750.4408.7::
4th quarter 20171 333.8819.0467.5::
1st quarter 20181 249.3741.8421.3::
2nd quarter 20181 219.8749.9440.0::
3rd quarter 20181 059.6648.5390.1::
4th quarter 20181 130.2732.0390.5::
 
Transport performances (mill. tonne-km)
20152 665.31 472.71 131.637.623.3
20162 435.41 424.8992.214.73.7
20172 655.31 545.81 081.626.41.4
20182 247.11 162.51 039.038.47.3
 
3rd quarter 2017643.0395.5243.4::
4th quarter 2017695.6419.4260.9::
1st quarter 2018642.7321.3291.4::
2nd quarter 2018617.6287.7321.2::
3rd quarter 2018569.8361.7203.9::
4th quarter 2018417.0191.9222.4::

Table 4 
Comparisons with other Nordic countries. Tonnage carried. Million tonnes

Comparisons with other Nordic countries. Tonnage carried. Million tonnes1
NorwaySweden2DenmarkFinland3
1There are carried out several changes in the Road Goods Survey since 3rd quarter 2015, that to a certain degree influence on the comparability in the results between the quarters. Se more details in About the statistics.
2Fra og med 1. kvartal 2015 har Sverige gjort endringer i de statistiske metodene som ligger til grunn for beregning av totaltall. Tallene er korrigert tilbake til 1. kvartal 2012 i henhold til ny metode. Tallene for 4. kvartal og tidligere er følgelig ikke sammenlikbare med de nye seriene.
3As from 2011 the statistical methods have been changed for the Finnish data. These figures are therefore not comparable with figures referring to earlier years.
National and international transports
2014293.6381.2178.2..
2015270.5432.0181.4..
2016268.9433.5183.4..
2017255.7455.5179.1..
2018256.5481.2168.1..
 
1st quarter 201857.0121.441.2..
2nd quarter 201862.3123.340.9..
3rd quarter 201867.0113.840.2..
4th quarter 201870.2122.745.8..
 
National transports
2014288.6375.2171.3274.0
2015265.8425.7175.2267.5
2016264.0426.9177.4274.5
2017250.7449.4174.0277.9
2018251.9475.2162.5270.7
 
1st quarter 201855.8120.240.066.3
2nd quarter 201861.1122.239.464.7
3rd quarter 201865.9112.138.673.3
4th quarter 201869.1120.744.566.4
 
International transports
20145.06.06.9..
20154.76.36.2..
20164.96.66.1..
20175.06.15.1..
20184.76.05.6..
 
1st quarter 20181.21.21.2..
2nd quarter 20181.21.11.5..
3rd quarter 20181.11.71.6..
4th quarter 20181.12.01.3..

Table 5 
Comparisons with other Nordic countries. Transport performance. Million tonne-kilometres

Comparisons with other Nordic countries. Transport performance. Million tonne-kilometres1
NorwaySweden2DenmarkFinland3
1There are carried out several changes in the Road Goods Survey since 3rd quarter 2015, that to a certain degree influence on the comparability in the results between the quarters. Se more details in About the statistics.
2Fra og med 1. kvartal 2015 har Sverige gjort endringer i de statistiske metodene som ligger til grunn for beregning av totaltall. Tallene er korrigert tilbake til 1. kvartal 2012 i henhold til ny metode. Tallene for 4. kvartal og tidligere er følgelig ikke sammenlikbare med de nye seriene.
3As from 2011 the statistical methods have been changed for the Finnish data. These figures are therefore not comparable with figures referring to earlier years.
National and international transports
201421 534.941 956.016 194.0..
201521 235.342 325.015 538.0..
201620 950.842 685.015 956.0..
201721 386.141 848.015 515.0..
201821 167.543 473.814 879.0..
 
1st quarter 20185 275.110 154.23 787.0..
2nd quarter 20184 932.511 613.63 720.0..
3rd quarter 20185 691.510 405.03 489.0..
4th quarter 20185 257.811 302.03 883.0..
 
National transports
201419 102.938 808.012 950.020 296.0
201518 570.038 877.012 542.021 433.0
201618 515.439 273.012 944.024 586.0
201718 730.838 553.012 561.026 329.0
201818 920.440 658.512 001.025 970.0
 
1st quarter 20184 632.59 418.83 072.06 738.0
2nd quarter 20184 314.911 047.72 970.06 294.0
3rd quarter 20185 121.79 543.02 785.06 312.0
4th quarter 20184 840.610 649.03 174.06 626.0
 
International transports
20142 432.13 148.03 246.0..
20152 665.33 447.02 996.0..
20162 435.43 413.03 012.0..
20172 655.33 295.02 954.0..
20182 247.12 815.32 875.9..
 
1st quarter 2018642.7735.4714.0..
2nd quarter 2018617.6564.9750.0..
3rd quarter 2018569.8862.0703.0..
4th quarter 2018417.3653.0708.9..

Table 6 
Road goods transport, by foreign lorries. Transport performances

Road goods transport, by foreign lorries. Transport performances
Transport between Norway and abroad, totalTo Norway from the lorry's registration countryFrom Norway to the lorry's registration countryCross trade transport between Norway and abroadCabotage transport in Norway
Tonnage carried (1 000 tonnes)
20088 950.04 384.02 462.81 559.6543.5
20098 127.03 696.42 219.61 825.8385.3
20109 270.04 258.02 417.82 141.1453.3
20118 948.43 917.12 346.62 053.5631.2
20129 209.44 161.52 126.02 271.0651.0
201310 605.03 571.42 120.13 786.31 127.2
20149 204.32 875.31 970.13 190.91 168.0
201511 594.84 158.72 115.94 162.81 157.4
201613 372.44 203.22 778.34 838.71 552.2
201713 202.13 733.51 968.15 972.71 527.8
Transport performance (million tonne-km)
20086 528.42 869.71 686.51 773.5198.7
20096 108.62 583.91 640.31 748.4136.0
20106 514.32 762.61 665.81 927.7158.3
20116 706.72 673.21 781.22 050.3202.0
20126 984.92 882.81 650.92 181.3269.9
20138 971.62 823.01 602.34 000.3546.0
20147 076.92 223.01 420.53 003.7429.8
20158 559.52 997.11 505.93 636.3420.2
20169 385.72 775.22 056.34 133.2421.0
20179 456.32 615.81 411.14 824.8604.7

Table 7 
Carriage of goods by lorry across national border, tonnes and per cent. Import og export

Carriage of goods by lorry across national border, tonnes and per cent. Import og export1
All nationalitiesNorwaySwedenDenmarkFinlandGermanyPolandBaltic countries2Other
1Covers only road transport across the national border by lorry. Imports and exports by lorry on ferry is not included. Weight=Gross weight.
2Cover Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Tonnes
201413 064 7834 649 5933 727 665797 036510 860454 201943 392960 0161 022 503
201513 158 7924 445 0983 797 436775 051463 512470 4461 013 2011 094 8501 099 812
201613 283 4624 279 7383 698 865795 572425 988497 2901 122 8791 250 8601 212 768
201713 802 0604 339 8493 761 759811 146447 108500 1351 246 2621 440 1311 256 209
201813 068 9274 030 4313 215 928718 227487 395449 9671 311 8531 601 5891 254 221
 
4th quarter 20173 528 1131 145 399936 357203 469111 172125 983306 680381 054318 000
1st quarter 20183 187 9881 042 025791 055181 323110 731114 746293 537359 069295 501
2nd quarter 20183 449 3841 064 326846 038184 879143 775119 405338 204413 824338 932
3rd quarter 20183 170 386924 875794 908178 412117 454110 516338 544406 067299 610
4th quarter 20183 261 853999 204783 927173 612115 434105 301341 567422 629320 179
1st quarter 20193 247 8751 006 493762 402182 089114 958100 088343 394434 486303 964
Per cent
201410035.628.56.13.93.57.27.37.8
201510033.828.95.93.53.67.78.38.4
201610032.227.86.03.23.78.59.49.1
201710031.427.35.93.23.69.010.49.1
201810030.824.65.53.73.410.012.39.6
 
4th quarter 201710032.526.55.83.23.68.710.89.0
1st quarter 201810032.724.85.73.53.69.211.39.3
2nd quarter 201810030.924.55.44.23.59.812.09.8
3rd quarter 201810029.225.15.63.73.510.712.89.5
4th quarter 201810030.624.05.33.53.210.513.09.8
1st quarter 201910031.023.55.63.53.110.613.49.4

About the statistics

The figures for Norwegian-registered lorries cover vehicles with a carrying capacity of 3.5 tonnes and over, and are published quarterly and annually. The figures for cross-border freight transport cover Norwegian and foreign vehicles’ share of the freight transport. The figures stem from the statistics on external trade and are published quarterly. The figures for freight transport by foreign lorries to/from and in Norway are retrieved from Eurostat and are published annually.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Imports of goods

Imports cover goods declared by customs, directly or through a warehouse. Single items with a value of less than NOK 1.000 are not included in the statistics.

Exports of goods

Exports of goods are mainly based on customs declarations. Single items with a value of less than NOK 1 000 and some specific movements of goods, such as goods for repair, are not included in the statistics.

Standard klassifikasjoner

The goods are grouped according to the Commodity classification for Transport Statistics in Europe, NST2007.

Countries: The country list follows the international standard ISO-3166. For Europe, country is given, for other countries, only continent is given. The same division is used for imports (country of origin and country of departure), exports (country of destination), and country of registration of the lorry.

Quantity: Gross weight in tonnes.

Standard classifications

The goods are grouped according to the Commodity classification for Transport Statistics in Europe, NST2007.

Countries: The country list follows the international standard ISO-3166. For Europe, country is given, for other countries, only continent is given. The same division is used for imports (country of origin and country of departure), exports (country of destination), and nationality of the lorry.

Quantity: Gross weight in tonnes.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Carriage of goods by lorry
Topic: Transport and tourism

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics

Regional level

Not relevant

Frequency and timeliness

Not relevant

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

The microdata are saved as SAS and ASCII files in UNIX.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose is to map the cross border lorry traffic of various countries.

In 1961, statistics were introduced showing border crossings of goods transported on roads, broken down by country of registration of the vehicle. These statistics were based on monthly data from the Customs Authorities. This data collection ended in 2002.

In 2007, the statistics were re-introduced, this time based on the statistics on foreign trade compiled by Statistics Norway. Figures were given dating back to 2000.

Users and applications

The statistics are used by the transport authorities and transport industry for transport planning purposes. Industry organisations and research institutions are also major users. The statistics show the market share of Norwegian vehicles in competition with foreign vehicles, and provide important input for discussions about the operating conditions of the road haulage industry.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

The statistics External trade in goods present imports and exports by all modes of transport. The figures are given in net weight. These statistics are revised up to April in the following year, while the statistics on carriage of goods by lorry across the national border are extracted from the preliminary data files.

The statistics Road goods transport are a sample survey of Norwegian lorries with a carrying capacity of 3.5 tonnes or more and up to a total weight of 35 tonnes. The transported quantity is given in gross weight. Goods transported by lorry on ferries are included.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act, §§ 2-2, 2-3 and 3.2

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics cover goods transported in to and out of Norway by lorry on roads. Goods transported by lorry on ferries are not included. However, some total figures are presented to give an overview of the extent of transport by lorry and/or trailer by ferry. These total figures are not distributed by country of registration of the vehicle.

Data sources and sampling

The new routines were introduced in 2007 and use data from Statistics Norway’s external trade statistics. These are based on administrative data from customs declarations collected by the Customs Authority under the Customs Act. The relevant data are transmitted electronically from the Directorate of Customs and Excise to Statistics Norway every day (except Sunday). The statistics on carriage of goods by lorry across the national border are extracted from the preliminary figures on external trade statistics. For more information, visit the external trade statistics.

In the years 1961 to 2002, data were collected on forms from the Customs Offices every month.

Total count. Consignments declared to customs with a value of less than NOK 1 000 are excluded from the statistics. Certain kinds of commodity flows are also excluded, for example goods for repair.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

See 3.2 above.

The data are subjected to automated controls in the electronic customs declaration system. The controls are partly determined by the customs and partly in cooperation with Statistics Norway.

In the subsequent revision in Statistics Norway’s procedure codes, commodity numbers, quantities, country and transport codes are examined by a system aimed at identifying and correcting the potentially most serious errors in the data, either directly or upon consultation with the customs district. The country of registration of the transport medium cannot be controlled, and the quality of this information depends on correct registration at the time of declaration.

The revisions of the yearly statistics are usually finalised in April of the following year.

Some manual revisions were carried out on the statistics based on forms collected before 2002. All of the forms were subjected to mathematical/logical controls, which was a part of the registration process.

Imported and exported quantities are summed up by commodity, by country of registration of lorry, and by country. For countries outside Europe, only continent sums are given.

Starting 1st quarter of 2018, changes in rounding calculations may cause minor discrepancies between figures in tables in terminated series and figures in new series.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

As from 2007 (with figures dating back to 2000), the statistics show transported quantity (gross weight in tonnes) by commodity, country of origin, country of departure, country of destination, and country of registration of the lorry.

The statistics from 1961-2002 give the number of lorries entered and departed and transported quantity (gross weight in tonnes) by Customs Office and country of registration of the lorry.

Figures are given for the period 2000-2002 using both methodologies. These figures are based on two different sources, and are not fully comparable.

As from the 3rd quarter of 2014, a large part of the timber exports that were incorrectly registered as lorry transport over a long period were moved to rail transport. New figures date back to the 1st quarter of 2013. There will therefore be a break in the statistics between the 4th quarter of 2012 and the 1st quarter of 2013. This is primarily important for comparability with both the total number and market share of exports.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Collection errors may occur in the data due to misunderstandings etc., unless discovered and corrected during the customs’ controls.

Non-response errors could occur in the statistics based on forms collected before 2002 since not all customs stations recorded the actual tonnage carried by each vehicle across the border; their reporting was based on an average. Mathematical and logical controls were integrated into the data recording process. Respondents were contacted in the event of partial non-response or other significant errors.

Data from customs declarations: Non-sampling errors may be misclassification of goods (wrong commodity code), incorrect information on quantity due to a pro-rata distribution rather than direct measuring of net mass, and incorrect country codes.

Revision

Not relevant