This is an archived release.
More border transport – less by Norwegian lorries
In 2015, lorries transported 13.2 million tonnes of goods across the border. Norwegian-registered lorries shipped just 34 per cent of this, with 4.5 million tonnes.
|Tonnage carried (tonnes)||Import rate||Per cent|
|4th quarter 2014 - 4th quarter 2015||4th quarter 2010 - 4th quarter 2015|
|1A large part of the timber exports that were incorrectly registered as lorry transport over a long period were moved to rail transport. New figures are updated dating back to the 1st quarter of 2013. There will therefore be a break in the statistics with previous periods.|
|4th quarter 2015|
|All nationalities||3 261 616||59.4||-0.6||7.4|
|Norway||1 094 838||38.7||-1.9||-15.1|
|The Baltic States||287 407||64.5||10.5||86.1|
|Russian Federation||13 559||87.6||-1.6||-65.3|
Although export and import tonnage carried by lorries increased by 1 per cent from 2014 to 2015, the Norwegian-registered lorries' share of transport decreased by 1.8 percentage points over the same period, to 34 per cent. The Norwegian lorries' share of border transport has been decreasing gradually.
Baltic and Polish lorries carrying more across the border
In 2015, Baltic and Polish-registered lorries transported 16 per cent of goods to and from Norway; a 1 percentage point increase from 2014. By comparison, these lorries transported 8 per cent of goods in 2010. Swedish-registered lorries are still the second largest for shipments to and from Norway, with a market share of 28 per cent in 2015. The Swedish lorries’ market share was also 28 per cent in 2010, and has changed little in recent years.
Food dominates loads of Norwegian lorries driving out of the country
Thirty-three per cent of the goods exported by Norwegian lorries in 2015 consisted of the trade commodity group “Other food products, animal feeding stuffs, beverages, tobacco”. This also includes fish. The commodity group “Wood, cork” constituted 22 per cent. “Chemicals” dominated imports, with 16 per cent of the total imported tonnage of goods carried by Norwegian lorries. “Fruit and vegetables, fresh” accounted for 11 per cent.
Decrease in the 4th quarter
In the 4th quarter of 2015, 3.3 million tonnes were transported across the border. This is 0.5 per cent less than in the same quarter in 2014. Of this, 1.1 million tonnes were transported by Norwegian-registered lorries, which corresponds to 34 per cent. This is a slight decrease of 0.4 percentage points compared to the same quarter in 2014.
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.