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Increased traffic across the border
statistikk
2003-02-13T10:00:00.000Z
Transport and tourism
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Carriage of goods by lorryQ4 2002

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Increased traffic across the border

The total amount of goods transported across the border was 9.6 million tonnes in 2002, an increase of 3.4 per cent compared with 2001. The total tonnage carried across the border has increased by 53.7 per cent during the last 13 years.

Export of goods with lorries across the Norwegian border increased by 5.7 per cent to about 4 million tonnes in 2002, while import of goods increased by 1.9 per cent to about 5,7 million tonnes.

Carriage of goods by lorry across national border, 2001 and 2002. Tonnage carried in tonnes

The total number of lorries that crossed the border increased by 3.6 per cent in the same period, from 590 000 in 2001 to just above 611 000 in 2002. Each lorry carried an average of 15.8 tonnes of goods across the border, about the same average as in 2001.

Nordic dominance

The number of lorries registered in Norway increased from close to 257 000 in 2001 to 267 000 in 2002, while the number of lorries registered in Sweden increased from about 221 000 to about 226 000 in the same period.

Lorries registered in Norway held a share of 43.4 per cent of the total tonnage carried across the Norwegian border in 2002, an increase from 43.1 per cent in 2001. Lorries registered in Sweden held a share of 37.6 per cent of the total tonnage, a decrease from 38.1 per cent in 2001.

Lorries registered in Denmark and Finland held shares of 7.4 per cent and 5.3 per cent of the total tonnage carried across the border in 2002, respectively, which is about the same as in 2001. Lorries registered in other countries held a combined share of 6.3 per cent of the total tonnage in 2002, an increase from 6.0 per cent in 2001.

More traffic over Svinesund

A total of 296 000 of the lorries that carried goods across the Norwegian border in 2002 passed through Svinesund custom office, which is an increase of 1.5 per cent compared with 2001 - and an average of 812 lorries every 24 hours.

Tonnage carried through Svinesund held a share of 47.4 per cent of the total tonnage carried across the border in 2002, a decrease from 48.2 per cent in 2001. 19.3 per cent of the total tonnage carried passed through Hån/Ørje custom office, while Eda custom office and Storlien custom office held shares of 11.3 per cent and 5.8 per cent, respectively.

Tonnes carried across national border, by lorries' country of origin. 1990-2002

Increased traffic since 1990

The total tonnage carried across the border has increased by 53.7 per cent in the last 13 years, from close to 6.3 million tonnes in 1990 to just above 9.6 million tonnes in 2002. The total number of lorries that carries goods across the border has increased by 44 per cent in the same period, from 424 000 lorries in 1990 to 611 000 in 2002.

While lorries registered in Norway carried 48.8 per cent of the total tonnage carried across the border in 1990, the share had decreased to 43.4 per cent in 2002. Lorries registered in Sweden carried 36.9 per cent of the total tonnage carried across the Norwegian border in 2002, an increase from 34.2 per cent in 1990.

Main figures for 4th quarter 2002

Figures for the fourth quarter of 2002 show that about 1.5 million tonnes of goods where imported to Norway by lorries, an increase of 3.5 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2001.

Close to 1 million tonnes of goods were exported by lorries in the fourth quarter, an increase of 4.4 per cent compared with the same period last year.

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