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Carriage of goods by lorryQ4 2001



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More goods in, less out

The import of goods with lorries increased by 2.9 per cent in 2001, while the export decreased by 3.5 per cent. The number of lorries with load had an increase of 39 per cent since 1990.

Entered tonnage transported out had an increase of 155 684 tonnes to nearly 5.6 million tonnes in 2001. Departed tonnage carried decreased with 134 911 tonnes to over 3.7 million tonnes.

Almost 590 000 lorries carried out over 9,3 million tonnes goods to and from Norway in 2001, just a small increase from 2000.

More goods across Eda and Svinesund custom offices

Almost 292 000 of the lorries with goods passed Svinesund custom office, it means an average of 800 lorries per 24 hours - or 33 lorries every hour in the whole year.

Number of entered and departed lorries across Svinesund custom office 1991-2001

Tonnage carried across Svinesund made 48 per cent of the total transport in 2001, an increase of 2.3 per cent of the total transport in 2001.

Eda custom office had an increase of 5.6 per cent in tonnage carried, or 11 per cent of the total tonnage. The other custom offices had a decrease together of 3.4 per cent in 2001.

Nordic lorries dominates

Lorries registered in Nordic countries dominate the carriage in and out of Norway.

Norwegian registered lorries had a percentage of 43.5 per cent of the border crossing in 2001, approximately the same as last year. 37.4 per cent of the lorries were registered in Sweden, , almost the same as in 2000.

Danish and Finnish registered lorries had percentage of 7.6 per cent and 5.2 per cent respectively. Lorries registered in other countries had together a percentage of 6.2 per cent of the border crossings in 2001.

Increased traffic

Number of lorries which passed the border increased with 39 per cent the last eleven years, from 424 000 lorries in 1990 to 590 000 in 2001.

Number of Norwegian registered lorries increased from 213 000 in 1990 to almost 257 000 in 2001. Number of Swedish registered lorries increased from 145 000 to almost 221 000 in the same period.

Less percentage Norwegian lorries

Since 1990 the Norwegian percentage of the lorries has decreased from 50.2 per cent to 43.5 per cent, while the percentage of Swedish registered lorries has increased from 34.2 to 37.4 per cent.

The Danish, Finnish and lorries registered in other countries had just a small increase.

Carriage of goods by lorry across national border. Number of lorries by nationality. 1990 and 2001

Main figures for 4th quarter 2001

The figures for the 4th quarter 2001 show an increase in entered carriage of goods of 0.4 per cent compared with the 4th quarter 2000, while departed carriage of goods decreased with 4.4 per cent in the same period.

Storlien custom office had an increase in tonnage carried to and from Norway of 3.3 per cent, while Helligskogen had an increase of more than 6 per cent.

Carriage of goods by lorry across national border, 4th quarter 2000 and 2001.