This is an archived release.
Norwegian lorries still losing market shares
In 2014, Norwegian lorries transported 4.7 million tonnes of goods across the border; a decrease of 3.1 per cent compared with 2013. The Norwegian-registered lorries' share of transport decreased by 1.9 percentage points to 35.6 per cent.
|Tonnage carried (tonnes)||Import rate||Per cent|
|4th quarter 2013 - 4th quarter 2014||4th quarter 2009 - 4th quarter 2014|
|4th quarter 2014|
|All nationalities||3 282 404||60.6||2.4||17.0|
|Norway||1 116 270||37.5||-6.2||-9.8|
|The Baltic States||259 984||65.7||21.2||122.8|
|Russian Federation||13 786||76.0||-64.9||-61.4|
Norwegian and foreign lorries transported 15 million tonnes of goods in and out of Norway; 354 000 tonnes more than the year before. Of this, 13.1 million tonnes of goods were carried by lorries that crossed the border by road. The rest of the goods were transported by ferry, either by lorries or trailers.
Losing market shares in both exports and imports
The Norwegian-registered lorries transported 56.8 per cent of goods out of the country in 2014. The market share decreased by 2.2 percentage points compared with 2013. The Norwegian lorries’ market share of imports was 21.9 per cent, compared with 24.4 per cent in 2013.
Baltic and Polish lorries carrying more and more across the border
The Baltic countries and Poland increased their market shares for transport to and from Norway in 2014 by 0.8 and 0.6 percentage points respectively from 2013. Baltic-registered lorries transported 7.3 per cent of the tonnage carried to and from the country, while Polish lorries transported 7.2 per cent. The Finnish lorries' market share decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 3.9 per cent from 2013 to 2014.
Fewer goods on Norwegian lorries in 4th quarter
In the 4th quarter of 2014, Norwegian lorries accounted for 34.0 per cent of freight transport across the border. This is 3.1 percentage points less than in the corresponding quarter last year. Tonnage carried of Norwegian lorries fell by 6.2 per cent compared with the 4th quarter of 2013. A total of 1.1 million tonnes of goods were transported by Norwegian lorries in the 4th quarter of 2014, spread over 0.7 million in exports and 0.4 million tonnes in imports. For Norwegian and foreign lorries combined, exports tonnage carried increased by 4.8 per cent and imports by 1.4 per cent compared with the corresponding quarter in 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.