Traffic performance motor vehicles; kilometres, type of vehicle, territory


This table contains information on traffic performance (vehicle-kilometres) of passenger cars, delivery vans, lorries, semi-trailers, special purpose vehicles and buses.
Vehicle-kilometres of Dutch vehicles have been broken down by Dutch vehicles on Dutch territory and Dutch vehicles on foreign territory.
In addition, there are figures on the total distance covered on Dutch territory. A distinction is made between kilometres covered by Dutch vehicles and kilometres by foreign vehicles.

Data available from: 1990

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table up to and including 2016 are definitive. Figures over 2017 and 2018 have a provisional status.

Changes as of 13 November 2019:
Provisional figures over 2018 have been added.

Due to a methodological improvement, the figures on delivery van kilometres on Dutch and foreign roads have been adjusted from 2015 onwards.

From 2016 up the kilometres driven by busses are no longer devided in kilometres driven on Dutch or on foreign roads.

The underlying coding of classification Types of vehicle used in this table has been adjusted.
It is now in line with the standard encoding defined by CBS.
The structure and data of the table have not been adjusted.

The use of new (integrated) source files (from Netherlands Vehicle Authority or RDW) for the years 2012 and 2013 has resulted in a trend break in figures on passenger cars and delivery vans between 2011 and 2012. Prior to 2012, data from sample odometer readings (NAP) were used. The trend break has been corrected by making adjustments in the historical series for the years 1990-2011, with figures for vehicles over 9 years old adjusted downwards.

As for passenger cars, as of 2008, kilometres driven by Dutch vehicles in the Netherlands have been estimated on the basis of an improved method using corrected, provisional figures from MON/OVG/OViN. This has also resulted in adjustments to the figures on Dutch passenger cars on foreign territory.

Following improvements in calculations of kilometres driven by foreign vehicles on Dutch roads, the entire series from 1990 up to the present has been adjusted (see also brief method description of passenger cars).

When will new figures be published?
New figures are expected to be released by end of 2019.

Traffic performance motor vehicles; kilometres, type of vehicle, territory

Types of vehicle Periods Kilometres in the NetherlandsTotal kilometres in the Netherlands (million km) Kilometres in the NetherlandsKilometres by Dutch vehicles (million km) Kilometres in the NetherlandsKilometres by foreign vehicles (million km) Kilometres by Dutch vehiclesTotal kilometres by Dutch vehicles (million km) Kilometres by Dutch vehiclesKilometres in the Netherlands (million km) Kilometres by Dutch vehiclesKilometres abroad (million km)
Total motor vehicles 2012 127,896.2 121,744.2 6,152.0 141,354.9 121,744.2 19,610.7
Total motor vehicles 2013 127,233.2 121,058.9 6,174.3 140,850.0 121,058.9 19,791.1
Total motor vehicles 2014 127,680.2 121,228.0 6,452.2 141,383.4 121,228.0 20,155.4
Total motor vehicles 2015 129,615.8 122,988.4 6,627.4 143,026.0 122,988.4 20,037.6
Total motor vehicles 2016 133,256.1 126,275.7 6,980.4 146,589.1 126,275.7 20,313.3
Total motor vehicles 2017* 135,153.4 127,995.5 7,157.9 148,501.2 127,995.5 20,505.7
Total motor vehicles 2018* 137,110.8 129,895.0 7,215.8 150,637.3 129,895.0 20,742.3
Passenger car 2012 103,122.1 98,397.6 4,724.5 113,722.8 98,397.6 15,325.2
Passenger car 2013 103,211.2 98,482.6 4,728.6 113,821.0 98,482.6 15,338.4
Passenger car 2014 103,699.1 98,707.1 4,992.0 114,511.0 98,707.1 15,803.9
Passenger car 2015 105,088.9 99,968.7 5,120.3 115,913.1 99,968.7 15,944.4
Passenger car 2016 107,708.1 102,394.2 5,313.9 118,725.4 102,394.2 16,331.2
Passenger car 2017* 108,936.1 103,515.6 5,420.5 120,025.7 103,515.6 16,510.1
Passenger car 2018* 110,185.0 104,735.9 5,449.1 121,440.6 104,735.9 16,704.7
Delivery van 2012 16,649.0 15,983.0 666.0 16,649.0 15,983.0 666.0
Delivery van 2013 16,309.2 15,656.8 652.4 16,309.2 15,656.8 652.4
Delivery van 2014 16,295.5 15,643.7 651.8 16,295.5 15,643.7 651.8
Delivery van 2015 16,544.3 15,882.5 661.8 16,544.3 15,882.5 661.8
Delivery van 2016 17,144.3 16,407.1 737.2 17,144.3 16,407.1 737.2
Delivery van 2017* 17,668.4 16,908.7 759.7 17,668.4 16,908.7 759.7
Delivery van 2018* 18,411.9 17,638.6 773.3 18,411.9 17,638.6 773.3
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2012 2,397.1 2,269.5 127.6 2,867.0 2,269.5 597.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2013 2,208.6 2,072.4 136.3 2,733.3 2,072.4 660.9
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2014 2,142.6 2,002.7 139.9 2,649.4 2,002.7 646.7
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2015 2,175.6 2,037.0 138.6 2,595.0 2,037.0 558.0
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2016 2,224.1 2,075.3 148.9 2,587.7 2,075.3 512.4
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2017* 2,252.7 2,114.5 138.2 2,563.3 2,114.5 448.8
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2018* 2,176.1 2,028.0 148.1 2,509.6 2,028.0 481.6
Road tractor 2012 4,610.8 4,053.7 557.0 6,662.7 4,053.7 2,609.0
Road tractor 2013 4,408.7 3,848.4 560.3 6,566.2 3,848.4 2,717.8
Road tractor 2014 4,477.5 3,903.0 574.6 6,559.3 3,903.0 2,656.3
Road tractor 2015 4,747.8 4,129.8 618.1 6,618.4 4,129.8 2,488.6
Road tractor 2016 5,106.8 4,423.9 682.9 6,774.9 4,423.9 2,351.0
Road tractor 2017* 5,183.4 4,439.1 744.2 6,855.7 4,439.1 2,416.6
Road tractor 2018* 5,217.7 4,467.3 750.4 6,907.1 4,467.3 2,439.8
Special purpose vehicle 2012 473.7 420.1 53.6 747.5 420.1 327.4
Special purpose vehicle 2013 453.5 379.4 74.1 721.6 379.4 342.2
Special purpose vehicle 2014 441.6 369.7 71.8 695.0 369.7 325.3
Special purpose vehicle 2015 436.3 369.0 67.2 684.9 369.0 315.8
Special purpose vehicle 2016 461.5 384.5 77.0 700.0 384.5 315.5
Special purpose vehicle 2017* 465.2 390.3 74.9 696.3 390.3 306.0
Special purpose vehicle 2018* 464.7 389.5 75.2 668.7 389.5 279.2
Bus 2012 643.5 620.2 23.3 705.8 620.2 85.6
Bus 2013 641.9 619.2 22.7 698.6 619.2 79.5
Bus 2014 624.0 601.8 22.2 673.2 601.8 71.4
Bus 2015 622.9 601.3 21.6 670.3 601.3 69.0
Bus 2016 611.3 . . 656.7 . .
Bus 2017* 647.5 . . 691.8 . .
Bus 2018* 655.4 . . 699.4 . .
Source: CBS.
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