Fall in transport of goods by lorry
Norwegian lorries transported 58.8 million tonnes of goods in Norway and between Norway and abroad; 2.3 per cent less than the same quarter in 2016. Transport performance was 5.0 billion tonne-kilometres, about the same as in the 1st quarter of 2016.
The transport performance of Norwegian-registered vehicles in national transport decreased by 2.5 per cent compared with the same quarter in 2016. Transported tonnage carried also decreased by 2.5 per cent in the same period.
Figure 2. National transports. Vehicle kilometres by Norwegian lorries
|Unloaded vehicle-kilometres||Vehicle kilometres with load|
|1st quarter 2008||109.6||294.8|
|1st quarter 2009||103.6||290.2|
|1st quarter 2010||99.4||290.2|
|1st quarter 2011||100.6||294.8|
|1st quarter 2012||114.6||342.1|
|1st quarter 2013||109.6||350.1|
|1st quarter 2014||120.2||356.8|
|1st quarter 2015||125.0||378.3|
|1st quarter 2016||125.1||324.3|
|1st quarter 2017||130.7||332.8|
3 in 10 kilometres without load
In total, Norwegian lorries drove 27.6 million more kilometres than in the 1st quarter of 2016. Of the total 508 million kilometres driven, 367 million were driven with a load. This gave an empty kilometres rate of 27.8 per cent, which is 0.4 percentage points lower than in the corresponding quarter of 2016.
National mass transport dominates
Mass transport accounted for 56.8 per cent of the total transport volume in the 1st quarter of 2017, and 23.9 per cent of total transport performance. Mass transport that is usually performed over short distances was significantly lower when measured in tonne kilometres than tonnes transported. The number of tonne kilometres for general cargo dominated transport performance since this type of cargo is transported farther.
Figure 3. National transport tonnage carried by commodity. 1st quarter 2017
|Tonnage carried (mill.tonnes)|
|Agricultural products, forestry products, fishing products 9.2%||5.3|
|Food products, beverages, tobaco and animal fodder 7.5%||4.3|
|Coal, oil and chemicals and chemical products (incl. fertilizer) 8.9%||5.1|
|Metal ores, stone, sand, gravel, clay, salt, cement, lime, manufactured construction materials 56.8%||32.6|
|Other manufactured goods, grouped goods and other goods 17.6%||10.1|
Figure 4. National transport performance by commodity. 4rd quarter 2016
|Transport performance (million tonne kilometres)|
|Agricultural products, forestry products, fishing Products 14.4%||643.3|
|Food products, beverages, tobaco and animal fodder 22.1%||987.4|
|Coal, oil and chemicals and chemical products (incl. fertilizer) 9.8%||437.8|
|Metal ores, stone, sand, gravel, clay, salt, cement, lime, manufactured construction materials 23.9%||1071.9|
|Other manufactured goods, grouped goods and other goods 29.9%||1337.2|