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Carriage of goods by lorry

As from 16 November 2018 Road goods transport by foreign lorries, Road goods transport by Norwegian lorries and Carriage of goods by lorry are published on this site.

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Key figures

924 875

tonnes - the Norwegian-registered lorries' share of border transport in the 3rd quarter of 2018

Road goods transport by lorries
2nd quarter 20182nd quarter 2018 - 2nd quarter 20132nd quarter 2018 - 2nd 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)478.4-13.2-1.2
National transport443.2-11.60.2
International transport35.2-29.3-15.8
Carriage of goods on norwegian lorries (Mill. tonnes)62.3-8.17.8
National transport61.1-8.18.0
International transport1.2-7.70.0
Carriage with norwegian lorries (Mill. tonneskm)4 932.5-9.25 161.0
National transport4 314.9-8.6-2.2
International transport617.6-13.1-17.4
3rd quarter 20183rd quarter 2018 - 3rd quarter 20133rd quarter 2018 - 3rd quarter 2017
Carriage of goods by lorry across national border (tonnes)3 170 3861.6-5.5
Norwegian lorries924 875-19.4-8.7
Danish, swedish, finnish lorries1 090 774-9.0-11.7
Lorries from other the baltic countries406 06797.111.3
Polish lorries338 54451.77.8
20172012 - 20172016 - 2017
Road goods transport by foreign lorries to/from Norway (Mill. tonnes)13.243.4-1.3
Transport to/from Norway5.7-9-18
Cross trade transport between Norway and abroad6.0163.023.4
Cabotage transport in Norway11.5134.7-1.6

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Table 1 
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)
20145 007.13 085.01 825.452.943.8
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
 
1st quarter 20171 252.6766.7464.6::
2nd quarter 20171 213.1757.2454.9::
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::
 
Transport performances (mill. tonne-km)
20142 432.11 313.41 082.48.028.3
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
 
1st quarter 2017568.6293.2267.9::
2nd quarter 2017748.0437.7309.4::
3rd quarter 2017643.0395.5243.4::
4th quarter 2017695.6419.4260.9::
1st quarter 2018642.7321.3291.4::
2nd quarter 2018617.6287.7321.2::

Table 2 
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 3 
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
20131 958.6265.718 337.025.269.0
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
 
3rd quarter 2016466.469.64 604.928.866.1
4th quarter 2016466.572.94 723.728.164.8
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
 
International transport for hire or reward and own account
2013214.05.62 965.619.6528.7
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
 
3rd quarter 201639.11.1588.024.5518.8
4th quarter 201638.31.2618.618.7497.8
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

Table 4 
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)
2013266.016.220.224.4158.047.2
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
 
3rd quarter 201767.74.24.78.341.39.2
4th quarter 201769.04.84.86.045.48.0
1st quarter 201855.88.25.13.531.17.9
2nd quarter 201861.18.63.54.234.310.5
 
Transport performance (million tonne-km)
201318 340.92 386.63 773.11 743.14 852.75 585.4
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
 
3rd quarter 20174 877.0508.0984.5715.31 333.51 335.7
4th quarter 20174 963.2764.4977.0601.01 372.71 248.1
1st quarter 20184 632.5699.7960.3634.11 124.51 213.9
2nd quarter 20184 314.9691.7755.0422.41 143.41 302.4

Table 5 
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
2013271.3369.7173.9..
2014293.6381.2178.2..
2015270.5432.0181.4..
2016268.9433.5183.4..
2017255.7455.5179.1..
 
3rd quarter 201768.9103.441.4..
4th quarter 201770.1118.545.9..
1st quarter 201857.0121.441.2..
2nd quarter 201862.3123.340.9..
 
National transports
2013265.7363.6165.5269.5
2014288.6375.2171.3274.0
2015265.8425.7175.2267.5
2016264.0426.9177.4274.5
2017250.7449.4174.0277.9
 
3rd quarter 201767.8102.040.279.8
4th quarter 201768.8116.844.479.3
1st quarter 201855.8120.240.066.3
2nd quarter 201861.1122.239.464.7
 
International transports
20135.66.18.4..
20145.06.06.9..
20154.76.36.2..
20164.96.66.1..
20175.06.15.1..
 
3rd quarter 20171.21.41.1..
4th quarter 20171.31.71.6..
1st quarter 20181.21.21.2..
2nd quarter 20181.21.11.5..

Table 6 
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
201321 312.742 090.016 077.0..
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..
 
3rd quarter 20175 520.09 249.03 670.0..
4th quarter 20175 658.810 425.04 029.0..
1st quarter 20185 275.110 154.23 787.0..
2nd quarter 20184 932.511 613.63 720.0..
 
National transports
201318 330.138 629.012 222.020 967.0
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
 
3rd quarter 20174 877.18 539.02 913.06 993.0
4th quarter 20174 963.29 460.03 171.06 700.0
1st quarter 20184 632.59 418.83 072.06 738.0
2nd quarter 20184 314.911 047.72 970.06 294.0
 
International transports
20132 982.63 461.03 855.0..
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..
 
3rd quarter 2017643.0710.0757.0..
4th quarter 2017695.6965.0858.0..
1st quarter 2018642.7735.4714.0..
2nd quarter 2018617.6564.9750.0..

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
201312 815 7934 800 4903 666 932750 750528 389457 888851 329828 568931 447
201413 062 8194 649 3163 727 393796 746510 790454 053943 305959 8141 021 402
201513 156 5874 444 8443 797 113774 751463 447470 2811 013 0531 094 6491 098 449
201613 281 1194 279 4863 698 511795 264425 917497 0851 122 7271 250 6041 211 525
201713 799 5954 339 5513 761 363810 880447 017499 9731 246 0691 439 8071 254 935
 
4th quarter 20163 293 3071 061 223891 847201 797104 467121 387285 013322 233305 340
1st quarter 20173 419 7021 101 945945 486200 576108 184121 957294 171339 634307 749
2nd quarter 20173 500 0461 079 225958 714204 654115 485129 386331 214354 598326 770
3rd quarter 20173 352 5641 013 061920 924202 263112 195122 698314 056364 595302 772
4th quarter 20173 527 2831 145 320936 239203 387111 153125 932306 628380 980317 644
1st quarter 20183 187 9871 042 025791 055181 323110 732114 745293 537359 069295 501
2nd quarter 20183 449 3801 064 326846 038184 879143 775119 405338 204413 823338 930
3rd quarter 20183 170 392924 875794 908178 413117 454110 516338 544406 067299 615
Per cent
201310037.528.65.94.13.66.66.57.3
201410035.628.56.13.93.57.27.37.8
201510033.828.95.93.53.67.78.38.3
201610032.227.86.03.23.78.59.49.1
201710031.427.35.93.23.69.010.49.1
 
4th quarter 201610032.227.16.13.23.78.79.89.3
1st quarter 201710032.227.65.93.23.68.69.99.0
2nd quarter 201710030.827.45.83.33.79.510.19.3
3rd quarter 201710030.227.56.03.33.79.410.99.0
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

About the statistics

The statistics map the cross border lorry traffic of various countries and show the market share of Norwegian vehicles in competition with foreign vehicles.

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

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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