Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, load capacity 1990-2020

Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, load capacity 1990-2020

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 2020* 7,436.7 6,490.7 946.0 9,142.0 6,490.7 2,651.3 54,505 38,698 15,807 167,729
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 395.8 345.7 50.1 486.2 345.7 140.5 48,959 34,814 14,145 9,930
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 960.5 827.3 133.2 1,200.6 827.3 373.3 87,348 60,192 27,156 13,745
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 947.3 804.8 142.5 1,204.1 804.8 399.3 86,448 57,782 28,666 13,929
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 890.2 759.6 130.6 1,125.7 759.6 366.1 84,391 56,948 27,443 13,339
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 906.3 769.6 136.8 1,152.9 769.6 383.3 79,979 53,386 26,593 14,415
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 761.5 655.8 105.7 951.9 655.8 296.1 75,873 52,272 23,602 12,546
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 521.9 455.0 66.9 642.5 455.0 187.5 68,849 48,756 20,094 9,332
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 508.5 444.3 64.1 624.1 444.3 179.7 63,666 45,331 18,336 9,802
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 355.0 322.3 32.7 413.9 322.3 91.6 50,337 39,196 11,141 8,222
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 1,189.7 1,106.3 83.5 1,340.2 1,106.3 234.0 21,454 17,709 3,745 62,469
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2020* 5,364.8 4,581.2 783.6 6,777.4 4,581.2 2,196.2 70,789 47,850 22,939 95,741
Road tractor Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 298.6 257.5 41.1 372.7 257.5 115.2 59,090 40,831 18,259 6,307
Road tractor Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 711.7 597.0 114.7 918.5 597.0 321.5 103,492 67,270 36,222 8,875
Road tractor Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 715.7 594.3 121.4 934.5 594.3 340.1 99,127 63,045 36,082 9,427
Road tractor Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 686.4 577.0 109.4 883.6 577.0 306.6 95,295 62,227 33,067 9,272
Road tractor Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 710.2 594.4 115.7 918.8 594.4 324.3 89,801 58,101 31,700 10,231
Road tractor Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 605.5 514.3 91.2 769.9 514.3 255.6 84,266 56,290 27,976 9,136
Road tractor Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 411.7 355.3 56.4 513.4 355.3 158.1 78,045 54,007 24,038 6,578
Road tractor Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 381.1 329.5 51.6 474.1 329.5 144.6 73,036 50,760 22,276 6,492
Road tractor Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 242.4 220.1 22.3 282.6 220.1 62.5 57,754 44,991 12,764 4,893
Road tractor Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 601.6 541.7 59.9 709.5 541.7 167.7 28,923 22,084 6,838 24,530
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 1,357.4 1,160.4 197.0 1,712.5 1,160.4 552.1 51,946 35,199 16,746 32,967
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 293.1 252.8 40.3 365.8 252.8 113.0 59,178 40,892 18,286 6,181
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 248.5 208.5 40.1 320.7 208.5 112.2 91,575 59,524 32,051 3,502
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 107.6 89.4 18.3 140.5 89.4 51.2 67,925 43,200 24,725 2,069
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 139.1 116.9 22.2 179.1 116.9 62.1 75,026 48,992 26,034 2,387
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 145.9 122.1 23.8 188.8 122.1 66.6 67,275 43,527 23,748 2,806
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 101.8 86.5 15.3 129.4 86.5 43.0 59,423 39,695 19,728 2,178
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 81.5 70.3 11.2 101.6 70.3 31.3 58,653 40,588 18,065 1,733
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 65.9 57.0 8.9 82.0 57.0 25.0 54,215 37,679 16,535 1,513
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 40.9 37.1 3.8 47.6 37.1 10.5 40,108 31,244 8,864 1,188
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 133.0 119.8 13.2 156.9 119.8 37.0 16,671 12,734 3,937 9,410
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 4,007.4 3,420.8 586.7 5,064.9 3,420.8 1,644.1 80,685 54,493 26,191 62,774
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 5.5 4.8 0.8 6.9 4.8 2.1 54,764 37,842 16,922 126
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 463.2 388.6 74.7 597.8 388.6 209.2 111,259 72,318 38,941 5,373
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 608.1 504.9 103.1 793.9 504.9 289.0 107,901 68,625 39,276 7,358
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 547.3 460.0 87.2 704.5 460.0 244.5 102,322 66,816 35,506 6,885
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 564.2 472.3 91.9 730.0 472.3 257.7 98,314 63,609 34,705 7,425
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 503.7 427.8 75.9 640.4 427.8 212.6 92,042 61,484 30,558 6,958
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 330.2 284.9 45.2 411.7 284.9 126.8 84,981 58,807 26,174 4,845
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 315.2 272.5 42.7 392.1 272.5 119.6 78,755 54,735 24,020 4,979
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 201.5 183.0 18.5 234.9 183.0 51.9 63,413 49,398 14,014 3,705
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 468.5 421.9 46.6 552.6 421.9 130.7 36,548 27,903 8,644 15,120
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2020* 2,071.9 1,909.5 162.4 2,364.6 1,909.5 455.1 32,848 26,526 6,322 71,988
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 97.2 88.2 9.0 113.5 88.2 25.3 31,322 24,339 6,984 3,623
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 248.8 230.3 18.5 282.1 230.3 51.8 57,928 47,293 10,636 4,870
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 231.6 210.5 21.1 269.7 210.5 59.1 59,898 46,762 13,135 4,502
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 203.9 182.7 21.2 242.1 182.7 59.5 59,533 44,910 14,622 4,067
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 196.2 175.1 21.1 234.1 175.1 59.0 55,962 41,856 14,106 4,184
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 156.0 141.5 14.5 182.1 141.5 40.5 53,389 41,508 11,881 3,410
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 110.2 99.7 10.5 129.1 99.7 29.4 46,886 36,213 10,673 2,754
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 127.3 114.8 12.5 149.9 114.8 35.1 45,290 34,682 10,608 3,310
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 112.5 102.1 10.4 131.3 102.1 29.1 39,435 30,680 8,755 3,329
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 588.2 564.5 23.6 630.7 564.5 66.2 16,625 14,880 1,745 37,939
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 474.0 452.3 21.7 513.2 452.3 60.8 19,171 16,898 2,273 26,768
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 21.4 20.5 1.0 23.2 20.5 2.8 20,966 18,475 2,491 1,107
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 44.6 42.8 1.8 48.0 42.8 5.2 40,301 35,954 4,347 1,190
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 48.1 46.0 2.1 52.0 46.0 6.0 41,772 36,950 4,822 1,244
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 42.1 39.6 2.5 46.5 39.6 6.9 41,879 35,677 6,202 1,110
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 45.9 43.5 2.5 50.4 43.5 6.9 38,555 33,284 5,271 1,306
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 36.7 35.5 1.2 38.9 35.5 3.4 33,684 30,711 2,974 1,155
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 30.3 29.0 1.4 32.7 29.0 3.8 32,257 28,526 3,731 1,015
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 31.4 29.4 2.1 35.2 29.4 5.8 29,208 24,395 4,813 1,204
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 29.0 27.6 1.4 31.6 27.6 4.0 26,599 23,258 3,341 1,187
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 144.4 138.7 5.8 154.8 138.7 16.2 9,528 8,533 995 16,250
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 589.2 553.4 35.8 653.8 553.4 100.4 32,738 27,709 5,029 19,972
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 29.2 27.6 1.7 32.2 27.6 4.7 30,782 26,324 4,458 1,047
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 72.8 68.8 3.9 79.8 68.8 11.0 56,028 48,314 7,713 1,425
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 67.5 63.6 3.9 74.5 63.6 10.9 56,131 47,909 8,223 1,328
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 54.8 50.5 4.3 62.5 50.5 12.0 53,587 43,283 10,304 1,167
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 53.2 48.7 4.5 61.4 48.7 12.7 53,858 42,692 11,166 1,140
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 43.5 40.7 2.8 48.6 40.7 7.9 53,041 44,388 8,653 916
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 27.8 25.6 2.2 31.7 25.6 6.0 45,628 36,933 8,695 694
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 36.1 33.3 2.9 41.3 33.3 8.0 45,554 36,715 8,839 906
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 30.7 28.5 2.2 34.6 28.5 6.0 39,527 32,621 6,906 875
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 173.6 166.1 7.5 187.2 166.1 21.1 17,872 15,858 2,014 10,474
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 730.7 653.4 77.4 870.2 653.4 216.8 51,597 38,742 12,855 16,865
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 33.0 28.5 4.5 41.2 28.5 12.7 44,612 30,871 13,740 923
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 89.3 80.7 8.6 104.9 80.7 24.2 80,798 62,146 18,652 1,298
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 86.5 75.2 11.2 106.7 75.2 31.5 86,256 60,821 25,435 1,237
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 78.2 67.6 10.6 97.3 67.6 29.6 86,094 59,867 26,227 1,130
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 70.4 60.2 10.2 88.8 60.2 28.6 80,905 54,856 26,049 1,097
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 58.7 50.7 8.1 73.2 50.7 22.6 76,935 53,233 23,702 952
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 39.3 34.1 5.3 48.8 34.1 14.8 68,006 47,453 20,553 718
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 50.9 44.4 6.5 62.6 44.4 18.1 65,188 46,292 18,896 960
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 39.7 34.6 5.1 48.9 34.6 14.4 56,324 39,793 16,531 869
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 184.7 177.4 7.3 197.8 177.4 20.4 25,752 23,096 2,657 7,681
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 277.9 250.4 27.5 327.4 250.4 77.0 39,057 29,870 9,187 8,383
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 13.5 11.7 1.9 16.9 11.7 5.2 30,890 21,376 9,514 546
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 42.1 38.0 4.1 49.4 38.0 11.4 51,660 39,727 11,933 957
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 29.5 25.7 3.8 36.5 25.7 10.8 52,602 37,084 15,518 693
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 28.8 24.9 3.9 35.8 24.9 10.9 54,260 37,711 16,549 660
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 26.7 22.8 3.9 33.6 22.8 10.8 52,486 35,585 16,900 641
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 17.1 14.7 2.4 21.3 14.7 6.6 55,098 38,072 17,025 387
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 12.8 11.1 1.7 15.9 11.1 4.8 48,592 33,868 14,723 327
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 8.9 7.7 1.1 10.9 7.7 3.2 45,384 32,177 13,207 240
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 13.1 11.4 1.7 16.2 11.4 4.8 40,639 28,650 11,988 398
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 85.4 82.4 3.0 90.9 82.4 8.5 25,728 23,310 2,418 3,534
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures 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%.
The vehicle population used to estimate the kilometres is based on the vehicle fleet statistics. The population of the figures in this table is based on the old selection method of the vehicle fleet. The difference between the old and the new selection method is described in a methodological report, see paragraph 4. The data series of vehicle kilometres estimated for the old population ends with 2020. The data series based on the new population is available starting from 2018. The way in which the vehicle kilometres are estimated has not changed, only the population.

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.


Data available from: 1990 to 2020

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

Changes as of 10 November 2022:
None, this table has been discontinued.
This table is followed by the table Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, load capacity, territory, see paragraph 3.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.


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.