Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, load capacity, territory

Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, load capacity, territory

Lorries road tractors, load capacity(LC) Age of vehicle Periods Kilometres in the Netherlands Total kilometres in the Netherlands (x mln km) Kilometres in the Netherlands Kilometres by Dutch vehicles (x mln km) Kilometres in the Netherlands Kilometres by foreign vehicles (x mln km) Kilometres by Dutch vehicles Total kilometres by Dutch vehicles (x mln km) Kilometres by Dutch vehicles Kilometres in the Netherlands (x mln km) Kilometres by Dutch vehicles Kilometres abroad (x mln km) Average annual kilometres Total average annual kilometres (km) Average annual kilometres Average annual kilometres in Netherlands (km) Average annual kilometres Average annual kilometres abroad (km) Dutch goods vehicles in use (number)
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2016 7,330.9 6,499.2 831.8 9,362.6 6,499.2 2,863.4 58,847 40,850 17,998 159,099
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2017* 7,436.1 6,553.6 882.5 9,419.0 6,553.6 2,865.4 58,222 40,510 17,712 161,777
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2018* 7,393.8 6,495.3 898.5 9,416.7 6,495.3 2,921.4 56,656 39,079 17,577 166,209
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2016 5,106.8 4,423.9 682.9 6,774.9 4,423.9 2,351.0 76,800 50,150 26,651 88,214
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2017* 5,183.4 4,439.1 744.2 6,855.7 4,439.1 2,416.6 75,597 48,950 26,648 90,687
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2018* 5,217.7 4,467.3 750.4 6,907.1 4,467.3 2,439.8 73,101 47,280 25,822 94,487
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2016 755.5 654.7 100.8 1,001.8 654.7 347.2 48,307 31,566 16,740 20,739
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2017* 809.4 692.9 116.5 1,071.2 692.9 378.2 48,023 31,066 16,957 22,305
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2018* 840.4 720.4 119.9 1,110.4 720.4 390.0 47,659 30,920 16,739 23,299
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2016 4,351.3 3,769.2 582.1 5,773.0 3,769.2 2,003.8 85,558 55,861 29,697 67,475
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2017* 4,374.0 3,746.2 627.8 5,784.6 3,746.2 2,038.4 84,592 54,783 29,809 68,382
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2018* 4,377.3 3,746.9 630.4 5,796.7 3,746.9 2,049.8 81,428 52,634 28,794 71,188
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2016 2,224.1 2,075.3 148.9 2,587.7 2,075.3 512.4 36,506 29,276 7,229 70,885
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2017* 2,252.7 2,114.5 138.2 2,563.3 2,114.5 448.8 36,057 29,744 6,313 71,090
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2018* 2,176.1 2,028.0 148.1 2,509.6 2,028.0 481.6 34,990 28,276 6,714 71,722
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2016 553.9 532.0 21.8 607.2 532.0 75.2 21,884 19,173 2,711 27,748
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2017* 549.0 530.3 18.7 591.1 530.3 60.8 21,588 19,368 2,220 27,380
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2018* 528.6 507.0 21.7 577.4 507.0 70.5 21,210 18,622 2,588 27,224
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2016 666.7 633.8 32.8 746.9 633.8 113.0 37,540 31,858 5,682 19,895
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2017* 664.9 634.6 30.3 733.0 634.6 98.4 36,833 31,890 4,943 19,901
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2018* 634.2 597.0 37.2 717.9 597.0 120.9 35,754 29,734 6,020 20,079
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2016 759.2 687.6 71.7 934.3 687.6 246.7 58,120 42,772 15,348 16,075
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2017* 774.9 707.7 67.2 925.9 707.7 218.3 56,632 43,283 13,349 16,350
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2018* 749.0 682.2 66.7 899.3 682.2 217.0 53,875 40,872 13,003 16,692
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2016 244.4 221.9 22.5 299.3 221.9 77.4 41,763 30,957 10,806 7,167
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2017* 263.9 241.9 22.0 313.2 241.9 71.4 41,995 32,427 9,568 7,459
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2018* 264.3 241.8 22.5 315.0 241.8 73.2 40,760 31,287 9,473 7,727
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains data on total vehicle kilometres of goods vehicles in the Netherlands (broken down by Dutch and foreign vehicles) and data of total kilometres and average annual kilometres of Dutch goods vehicles (broken down by Dutch and foreign territory).
All figures are further broken down by lorries and road tractors, by age of the vehicle and by load capacity.
Since 2010 kilometres of foreign vehicles travelled in the Netherlands are based on more detailed road transport data from Eurostat. This leads to an adjustment of the distance by -3%.

Data available from: 1990

Status of the figures:
Definite data are available for 1990 to 2016, and provisional data for 2017 and 2018.

Changes as of 6 November 2019
The provisional figures for 2018 have been added.

The underlying coding of classifications lorries and road tractors, load capacity and age 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.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published on a yearly basis in November of the subsequent year.

Description topics

Kilometres in the Netherlands
The total distance travelled (in km) in the Netherlands by vehicles with a Dutch registration plate and vehicles with foreign registration plates.

Since 2001, Statistics Netherlands conducts an extensive annual survey based on odometer readings (see section 4 in the table notes, which includes a link to the survey description). Since 2001, data are therefore rounded off to the nearest 100,000 kilometres and are thus available in more detail than in prior years.
Total kilometres in the Netherlands
The total distance travelled (in km) in the Netherlands by vehicles with a Dutch registration plate and vehicles with foreign registration plates.
Kilometres by Dutch vehicles
Kilometres by foreign vehicles
The total distance travelled (in km) by foreign vehicles in the Netherlands.
Kilometres by Dutch vehicles
The total distance travelled (in km) in the Netherlands and abroad by vehicles with a Dutch registration plate.

Since 2001, Statistics Netherlands conducts an extensive annual survey based on odometer readings (see section 4 in the table notes, which includes a link to the survey description). Since 2001, data are therefore rounded off to the nearest 100,000 kilometres and are thus available in more detail than in prior years.
Total kilometres by Dutch vehicles
The total distance travelled (in km) in the Netherlands and abroad by vehicles with a Dutch registration plate.
Kilometres in the Netherlands
Kilometres abroad
The total distance travelled (in km) abroad by vehicles with a Dutch registration plate.
Average annual kilometres
The average number of kilometres per year travelled by a vehicle.

This includes vehicles with a Dutch registration plate.
Total average annual kilometres
The average number of kilometres per year travelled by a vehicle.

This includes vehicles with a Dutch registration plate.
Average annual kilometres in Netherlands
The average number of kilometres per year travelled by a vehicle in the Netherlands.

This includes vehicles with a Dutch registration plate.
Average annual kilometres abroad
The average number of kilometres per year travelled by a vehicle abroad (outside the Netherlands).

This includes vehicles with a Dutch registration plate.
Dutch goods vehicles in use
All lorries and road tractors with a valid Dutch registration number which are allowed to travel on the Dutch public road system during (part of) the year, including:
- lorries and road tractors which are in stock part of the year
- lorries and road tractors which are used part of the year on the Dutch public road system, e.g. new or imported vehicles and vehicles which are scrapped or exported during the year.

The calculated figures are higher than the number of registered lorries and road tractor units on the reference date 1 January, as published in the tables on the motor vehicle fleet.
Goods vehicles in use are all vehicles which could have been used during the entire year. The motor vehicle fleet only includes all motor vehicles with valid registration numbers on 1 January. Therefore, the actual number of motor vehicles is smaller.