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 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)
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2020* 54,505 38,698 15,807
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 48,959 34,814 14,145
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 87,348 60,192 27,156
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 86,448 57,782 28,666
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 84,391 56,948 27,443
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 79,979 53,386 26,593
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 75,873 52,272 23,602
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 68,849 48,756 20,094
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 63,666 45,331 18,336
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 50,337 39,196 11,141
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 21,454 17,709 3,745
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2020* 70,789 47,850 22,939
Road tractor Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 59,090 40,831 18,259
Road tractor Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 103,492 67,270 36,222
Road tractor Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 99,127 63,045 36,082
Road tractor Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 95,295 62,227 33,067
Road tractor Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 89,801 58,101 31,700
Road tractor Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 84,266 56,290 27,976
Road tractor Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 78,045 54,007 24,038
Road tractor Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 73,036 50,760 22,276
Road tractor Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 57,754 44,991 12,764
Road tractor Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 28,923 22,084 6,838
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 51,946 35,199 16,746
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 59,178 40,892 18,286
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 91,575 59,524 32,051
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 67,925 43,200 24,725
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 75,026 48,992 26,034
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 67,275 43,527 23,748
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 59,423 39,695 19,728
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 58,653 40,588 18,065
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 54,215 37,679 16,535
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 40,108 31,244 8,864
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 16,671 12,734 3,937
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 80,685 54,493 26,191
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 54,764 37,842 16,922
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 111,259 72,318 38,941
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 107,901 68,625 39,276
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 102,322 66,816 35,506
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 98,314 63,609 34,705
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 92,042 61,484 30,558
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 84,981 58,807 26,174
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 78,755 54,735 24,020
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 63,413 49,398 14,014
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 36,548 27,903 8,644
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2020* 32,848 26,526 6,322
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 31,322 24,339 6,984
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 57,928 47,293 10,636
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 59,898 46,762 13,135
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 59,533 44,910 14,622
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 55,962 41,856 14,106
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 53,389 41,508 11,881
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 46,886 36,213 10,673
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 45,290 34,682 10,608
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 39,435 30,680 8,755
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 16,625 14,880 1,745
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 19,171 16,898 2,273
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 20,966 18,475 2,491
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 40,301 35,954 4,347
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 41,772 36,950 4,822
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 41,879 35,677 6,202
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 38,555 33,284 5,271
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 33,684 30,711 2,974
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 32,257 28,526 3,731
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 29,208 24,395 4,813
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 26,599 23,258 3,341
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 9,528 8,533 995
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 32,738 27,709 5,029
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 30,782 26,324 4,458
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 56,028 48,314 7,713
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 56,131 47,909 8,223
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 53,587 43,283 10,304
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 53,858 42,692 11,166
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 53,041 44,388 8,653
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 45,628 36,933 8,695
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 45,554 36,715 8,839
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 39,527 32,621 6,906
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 17,872 15,858 2,014
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 51,597 38,742 12,855
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 44,612 30,871 13,740
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 80,798 62,146 18,652
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 86,256 60,821 25,435
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 86,094 59,867 26,227
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 80,905 54,856 26,049
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 76,935 53,233 23,702
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 68,006 47,453 20,553
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 65,188 46,292 18,896
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 56,324 39,793 16,531
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 25,752 23,096 2,657
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 39,057 29,870 9,187
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 30,890 21,376 9,514
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 51,660 39,727 11,933
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 52,602 37,084 15,518
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 54,260 37,711 16,549
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 52,486 35,585 16,900
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 55,098 38,072 17,025
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 48,592 33,868 14,723
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 45,384 32,177 13,207
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 40,639 28,650 11,988
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 25,728 23,310 2,418
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%.

For the 2020 data a correction factor was implemented to correct for the ‘smoothing effect’ caused by the method. The smoothing effect smoothes out yearly variation in the data and this results in a distorted picture of periods of time when mobility patterns suddenly change drastically, like happened in 2020 due to COVID-19. Information on the smoothing effect can be found in the methodological description (only available in Dutch).

Data available from: 1990

Status of the figures:
Definite data are available for 1990 to 2018, and provisional data for 2019 and 2020.

Changes as of 10 November 2021:
The provisional figures for 2020 have been added.

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

Description topics

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.