Increase in transport performance
The domestic transport performance increased by 5.9 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2017 compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016. Accordingly there was an increase of 9.4 per cent in transport performance internationally.
The total domestic transport performance by Norwegian-registered lorries was 4.9 billion tonne kilometres in the 3rd quarter of last year, while the import and export-related transport performance was 0.6 billion.
A total of 67.8 million tonnes was carried by Norwegian-registered lorries in the third quarter of last year. This is a decrease of 2.6 per cent in comparison with the third quarter of 2016. The average transport distance per tonne increased from the 3rd quarter of 2016 to the 3rd quarter of 2017 by 6 kilometres, from 66 to 72. This explains why transport performance increased while the volume of goods decreased. For Norwegian-registered lorries, the volume of goods increased by 3.9 per cent during this period and totalled 2.1 million tonnes.
Three in four kilometres by hire or reward transport
Out of a total transport performance domestically of 4.9 billion tonne kilometres in the 3rd quarter of 2017, hire or reward transport amounted to 76.4 per cent, which corresponds to 3.7 billion tonne kilometres. Furthermore, hire or reward transport operators carried 67 per cent of the goods and had 69 per cent of the total driven kilometres.
Every third kilometre by empty lorry
A total of 469 vehicle kilometres were driven domestically, including both empty and carrying cargo, in the 3rd quarter of 2017. This is a small increase compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016. A total of 137 million kilometres were driven without load. This amounts to 29.3 per cent, which is a slight increase compared to the 3rd quarter last year, which was 28.8 per cent. Driving without cargo internationally was less, and amounted to almost 21 per cent in the 3rd quarter last year.
Figure 2. National transports. Vehicle kilometres by Norwegian lorries
|Unloaded vehicle-kilometres||Vehicle kilometres with load|
|3rd quarter 2008||119.7||351.6|
|3rd quarter 2009||118.5||309.6|
|3rd quarter 2010||120.9||338.0|
|3rd quarter 2011||105.6||334.5|
|3rd quarter 2012||127.4||322.8|
|3rd quarter 2013||121.5||355.8|
|3rd quarter 2014||134.7||358.4|
|3rd quarter 2015||121.5||370.1|
|3rd quarter 2016||134.5||331.9|
|3rd quarter 2017||137.3||331.6|
Mass transport dominates
Norwegian lorries carried almost 41.3 million tonnes of gravel, sand, dirt and similar on Norwegian roads in the 3rd quarter of 2017. This is a decrease of 2.4 per cent from the 3rd quarter of 2016. Mass transport is the dominating type of goods domestically, and represented a total of 61 per cent of all loads on Norwegian lorries. Other manufactured goods, grouped goods and other goods dominate the kilometres driven because this type of cargo on average is hauled over longer distances. The total was 27 per cent in the third quarter of 2017.
Figure 3. National transport tonnage carried by commodity. 3rd quarter 2017
|Tonnage carried (mill.tonnes)|
|Agricultural products, forestry products, fishing Products 6.2%||4.2|
|Food products, beverages, tobaco and animal fodder 6.9%||4.7|
|Coal, oil and chemicals and chemical products (incl. fertilizer) 12.3%||8.3|
|Metal ores, stone, sand, gravel, clay, salt, cement, lime, manufactured construction materials 61.0%||41.3|
|Other manufactured goods, grouped goods and other goods 13.6%||9.2|
Figure 4. National transport performance by commodity. 3rd quarter 2017
|Transport performance (million tonne kilometres)|
|Agricultural products, forestry products, fishing Products 10.4%||508.0|
|Food products, beverages, tobaco and animal fodder 20.2%||984.5|
|Coal, oil and chemicals and chemical products (incl. fertilizer) 14.7%||715.3|
|Metal ores, stone, sand, gravel, clay, salt, cement, lime, manufactured construction materials 27.3%||1333.5|
|Other manufactured goods, grouped goods and other goods 27.4%||1335.7|