Fewer goods transported by lorries in 2022

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A total of 241 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in domestic road transport in 2022, down by five per cent from the previous year, according to Statistics Finland.

The volume of goods in domestic transport has decreased for the last five years. Regardless of the decrease in the volume of goods, the transport performance increased by five per cent and the traffic performance by two per cent.

The transport performance of vehicle combinations of more than 68 tonnes decreased by eight per cent and the traffic performance increased by 13 per cent.

The volume of transported soil materials decreased by almost a quarter to 64 million tonnes in 2022.

The traffic performance increased to 1.9 billion kilometres. In addition, the transport performance increased in 2022, being 29 billion tonne-kilometres.

In 2022, licensed transport accounted for 90 per cent of the total tonnes of transported goods and 94 per cent of the transport performance.

The volume of goods transported by vehicle combinations of more than 68 tonnes remained below 100 million tonnes

Vehicle combinations with a total weight of more than 68 tonnes transported 91 million tonnes of goods, accounting for 38 per cent of the total volume of goods transported in Finland. This showed a decrease of eight per cent from 2021. Since 2013, the share of such vehicle combinations has increased each year except for 2020 and 2022.

However, the transport performance continued to increase. Tonne-kilometres increased by 13 per cent to 12 billion.

In 2022, domestic lorries transported a total of 2.5 million tonnes of goods in international transport, down by 43 per cent from 2021. The transport performance in international transport was 1.6 billion kilometres, showing a decrease of 19 per cent from 2021.

  •  Goods
  •  Transport
  •  Lorry

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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