This is an archived release.
Fewer goods on Norwegian lorries
A total of 3.2 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorry across the border in the 3rd quarter of 2014. This is 2.5 per cent more than in the corresponding quarter of 2013. Norwegian lorries’ market share decreased by 1.9 percentage points as a percentage of the goods transported compared with the 3rd quarter of 2013.
|Tonnage carried (tonnes)||Import rate||Per cent|
|3rd quarter 2013 - 3rd quarter 2014||3rd quarter 2009 - 3rd quarter 2014|
|3rd quarter 2014|
|All nationalities||3 195 776||61.4||2.5||19.1|
|Norway||1 115 865||38.0||-2.7||-10.2|
|The Baltic States||240 173||67.2||16.6||146.9|
|Russian Federation||16 685||50.9||-41.6||-43.4|
Despite the decline in the market share of the Norwegian-registered lorries in connection with imports and exports in the 3rd quarter of 2014, the Norwegian-registered lorries are still dominant, with a share of transport in and out of the country of 34.9 per cent.
The market share of Baltic-registered lorries’ freight to and from Norway increased gradually to 7.5 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2013. Polish-registered lorries had almost a similar market share with 7.3 per cent. Overall, these countries’ market shares were 0.9 percentage points higher than in the 3rd quarter of 2013. The Swedish lorries’ market share is relatively stable, at 28.7 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
A large part of the timber exports that were incorrectly registered as lorry transport over a long period were moved to rail transport as from the 3rd quarter of 2014. New figures are updated dating 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 the total number and market share of exports.