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 Dutch goods vehicles in use (number)
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2020* 167,729
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 9,930
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 13,745
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 13,929
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 13,339
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 14,415
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 12,546
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 9,332
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 9,802
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 8,222
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 62,469
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2020* 95,741
Road tractor Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 6,307
Road tractor Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 8,875
Road tractor Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 9,427
Road tractor Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 9,272
Road tractor Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 10,231
Road tractor Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 9,136
Road tractor Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 6,578
Road tractor Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 6,492
Road tractor Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 4,893
Road tractor Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 24,530
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 32,967
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 6,181
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 3,502
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 2,069
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 2,387
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 2,806
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 2,178
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 1,733
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 1,513
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 1,188
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 9,410
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 62,774
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 126
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 5,373
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 7,358
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 6,885
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 7,425
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 6,958
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 4,845
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 4,979
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 3,705
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 15,120
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2020* 71,988
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 3,623
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 4,870
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 4,502
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 4,067
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 4,184
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 3,410
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 2,754
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 3,310
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 3,329
Lorry (road tractor not included) Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 37,939
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 26,768
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 1,107
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 1,190
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 1,244
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 1,110
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 1,306
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 1,155
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 1,015
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 1,204
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 1,187
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 16,250
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 19,972
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 1,047
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 1,425
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 1,328
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 1,167
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 1,140
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 916
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 694
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 906
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 875
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 10,474
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 16,865
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 923
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 1,298
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 1,237
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 1,130
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 1,097
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 952
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 718
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 960
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 869
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 7,681
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 8,383
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 0 years old 2020* 546
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 1 year old 2020* 957
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 2 years old 2020* 693
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 3 years old 2020* 660
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 4 years old 2020* 641
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 5 years old 2020* 387
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 6 years old 2020* 327
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 7 years old 2020* 240
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 8 years old 2020* 398
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Vehicle 9 years old or older 2020* 3,534
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

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.