Goods transport; modes and flows of transport to and from the Netherlands


This table contains figures on transported loading weight of domestic (national) and cross-border (international) goods transport (excluding transport via the Netherlands). Figures are available for all transport modes (maritime transport, inland shipping, road transport, rail transport, air transport and pipeline transport).

Data available from: 1998

Status of the figures:
All figures up to and including 2012 are definitive, except figures on inland navigation for the years 2007-2009. Data on 2013 up to and including 2019 are of a preliminary nature.

Since data were compiled based on various statistics, in which there may have been slight adjustments, the figures may show minor deviations from the results published previously.

Figures on goods transport on Dutch roads by foreign vehicles are based on Eurostat data. Figures over 2019 on foreign road transporters have been estimated based on the data over the first three quarters.

Figures on maritime transport up to and including 2010 are based on gross-gross weight. As of 2011, this is gross weight, i.e. excluding the tare weight of the transport unit (e.g. containers).

Changes as of: 15 July 2020
Provisional figures over 2019 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will become available in the third quarter following the end of the previous calendar year.

Goods transport; modes and flows of transport to and from the Netherlands

Transport modes Periods Total goods transport (x mln ton) Domestic goods transport (x mln ton) Cross-border goods transportTotal (x mln ton) Cross-border goods transportIncoming goods transport (x mln ton) Cross-border goods transportOutgoing goods transport (x mln ton)
Total all transport modes 2010 1,717 634 1,083 575 507
Total all transport modes 2011 1,693 633 1,060 571 489
Total all transport modes 2012 1,696 607 1,089 575 514
Total all transport modes 2013* 1,715 618 1,097 571 526
Total all transport modes 2014* 1,742 625 1,117 583 534
Total all transport modes 2015* 1,774 632 1,143 599 544
Total all transport modes 2016* 1,799 654 1,145 598 547
Total all transport modes 2017* 1,830 660 1,170 614 556
Total all transport modes 2018* 1,846 682 1,164 620 543
Total all transport modes 2019* 1,863 693 1,170 626 544
Maritime transport 2010 568 . 568 402 166
Maritime transport 2011 533 . 533 385 147
Maritime transport 2012 552 . 552 385 167
Maritime transport 2013* 559 . 557 386 171
Maritime transport 2014* 572 . 570 396 174
Maritime transport 2015* 594 . 592 406 186
Maritime transport 2016* 589 . 587 398 189
Maritime transport 2017* 596 . 594 400 193
Maritime transport 2018* 605 . 602 406 196
Maritime transport 2019* 608 . 604 410 194
Inland shipping 2010 302 103 199 66 133
Inland shipping 2011 306 106 201 66 134
Inland shipping 2012 301 102 200 68 131
Inland shipping 2013* 304 104 201 64 136
Inland shipping 2014* 316 111 205 65 140
Inland shipping 2015* 314 112 201 64 137
Inland shipping 2016* 311 114 197 66 131
Inland shipping 2017* 314 114 200 69 131
Inland shipping 2018* 313 122 191 66 125
Inland shipping 2019* 316 120 196 70 126
Road transport 2010 705 526 179 87 92
Road transport 2011 705 522 183 90 94
Road transport 2012 681 502 179 87 93
Road transport 2013* 690 510 181 86 95
Road transport 2014* 692 509 183 88 96
Road transport 2015* 701 514 187 90 97
Road transport 2016* 730 536 194 94 101
Road transport 2017* 745 542 204 99 105
Road transport 2018* 756 555 201 96 105
Road transport 2019* 766 567 199 96 104
Rail transport 2010 33 5 29 8 21
Rail transport 2011 37 6 32 8 23
Rail transport 2012 36 3 33 8 24
Rail transport 2013* 37 3 34 8 26
Rail transport 2014* 38 3 35 9 26
Rail transport 2015* 40 3 37 9 27
Rail transport 2016* 40 3 37 10 27
Rail transport 2017* 38 3 35 10 25
Rail transport 2018* 38 3 34 10 25
Rail transport 2019* 38 3 35 9 26
Air transport 2010 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2011 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2012 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2013* 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2014* 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2015* 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2016* 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2017* 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2018* 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2019* 2 . 2 1 1
Pipeline transport cross-border 2010 106 106 13 94
Pipeline transport cross-border 2011 110 110 21 89
Pipeline transport cross-border 2012 124 124 26 98
Pipeline transport cross-border 2013* 123 123 26 97
Pipeline transport cross-border 2014* 123 123 25 98
Pipeline transport cross-border 2015* 126 126 30 96
Pipeline transport cross-border 2016* 129 129 30 99
Pipeline transport cross-border 2017* 135 135 35 100
Pipeline transport cross-border 2018* 133 133 41 92
Pipeline transport cross-border 2019* 134 134 40 94
Source: CBS.
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