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 Kilometres by foreign vehicles (x mln km)
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2020* 946.0
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 50.1
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 133.2
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 142.5
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 130.6
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 136.8
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 105.7
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 66.9
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 64.1
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 32.7
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 83.5
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2020* 783.6
Road tractor Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 41.1
Road tractor Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 114.7
Road tractor Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 121.4
Road tractor Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 109.4
Road tractor Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 115.7
Road tractor Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 91.2
Road tractor Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 56.4
Road tractor Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 51.6
Road tractor Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 22.3
Road tractor Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 59.9
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 197.0
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 40.3
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 40.1
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 18.3
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 22.2
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 23.8
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 15.3
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 11.2
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 8.9
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 3.8
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 13.2
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 586.7
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 0.8
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 74.7
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 103.1
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 87.2
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 91.9
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 75.9
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 45.2
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 42.7
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 18.5
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 46.6
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2020* 162.4
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 9.0
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 18.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 21.1
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 21.2
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 21.1
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 14.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 10.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 12.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 10.4
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 23.6
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 21.7
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 1.0
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 1.8
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 2.1
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 2.5
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 2.5
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 1.2
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 1.4
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 2.1
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 1.4
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 5.8
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 35.8
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 1.7
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 3.9
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 3.9
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 4.3
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 4.5
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 2.8
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 2.2
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 2.9
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 2.2
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 7.5
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 77.4
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 4.5
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 8.6
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 11.2
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 10.6
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 10.2
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 8.1
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 5.3
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 6.5
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 5.1
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 7.3
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 27.5
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 1.9
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 4.1
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 3.8
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 3.9
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 3.9
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 2.4
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 1.7
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 1.1
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 1.7
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 3.0
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

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.
Kilometres by foreign vehicles
The total distance travelled (in km) by foreign vehicles in the Netherlands.