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 2018 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 2018 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: 16 July 2019
Provisional figures over 2018 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 1998 1,458 567 891 480 410
Total all transport modes 1999 1,492 626 866 463 404
Total all transport modes 2000 1,502 613 890 476 414
Total all transport modes 2001 1,545 625 920 494 426
Total all transport modes 2002 1,514 594 920 491 429
Total all transport modes 2003 1,557 637 921 495 426
Total all transport modes 2004 1,620 615 1,005 536 469
Total all transport modes 2005 1,636 617 1,019 551 468
Total all transport modes 2006 1,682 626 1,055 571 485
Total all transport modes 2007* 1,753 654 1,099 596 502
Total all transport modes 2008* 1,746 632 1,115 611 504
Total all transport modes 2009* 1,608 634 973 523 451
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* 1,847 683 1,163 621 543
Maritime transport 1998 406 . 406 320 86
Maritime transport 1999 397 . 397 305 92
Maritime transport 2000 424 . 424 325 99
Maritime transport 2001 424 . 424 326 98
Maritime transport 2002 432 . 432 327 105
Maritime transport 2003 431 . 431 329 102
Maritime transport 2004 464 . 464 351 113
Maritime transport 2005 487 . 487 364 122
Maritime transport 2006 505 . 505 373 131
Maritime transport 2007* 537 . 537 392 145
Maritime transport 2008* 560 . 560 412 148
Maritime transport 2009* 510 . 510 356 153
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
Inland shipping 1998 282 98 184 52 132
Inland shipping 1999 275 99 176 53 124
Inland shipping 2000 275 102 173 50 123
Inland shipping 2001 295 109 186 56 131
Inland shipping 2002 279 102 177 53 123
Inland shipping 2003 262 95 167 51 116
Inland shipping 2004 285 99 186 60 125
Inland shipping 2005 279 95 184 61 123
Inland shipping 2006 287 97 190 64 126
Inland shipping 2007* 296 102 193 69 124
Inland shipping 2008* 285 97 188 66 122
Inland shipping 2009* 236 92 144 56 88
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
Road transport 1998 635 465 170 84 85
Road transport 1999 686 522 164 80 83
Road transport 2000 669 506 164 79 85
Road transport 2001 681 512 169 84 85
Road transport 2002 653 486 166 82 84
Road transport 2003 707 536 171 85 87
Road transport 2004 704 510 194 93 101
Road transport 2005 708 516 192 91 101
Road transport 2006 726 523 203 97 106
Road transport 2007* 754 546 208 99 109
Road transport 2008* 734 529 204 99 105
Road transport 2009* 726 538 188 89 99
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* 757 556 202 96 105
Rail transport 1998 25 5 21 7 13
Rail transport 1999 25 5 21 7 14
Rail transport 2000 28 5 23 8 15
Rail transport 2001 26 4 22 7 15
Rail transport 2002 28 6 22 7 15
Rail transport 2003 30 6 24 7 17
Rail transport 2004 33 6 27 7 20
Rail transport 2005 34 6 28 8 20
Rail transport 2006 37 6 31 8 23
Rail transport 2007* 39 6 34 9 25
Rail transport 2008* 38 5 33 9 24
Rail transport 2009* 31 5 27 7 19
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
Air transport 1998 1 . 1 1 1
Air transport 1999 1 . 1 1 1
Air transport 2000 1 . 1 1 1
Air transport 2001 1 . 1 1 1
Air transport 2002 1 . 1 1 1
Air transport 2003 1 . 1 1 1
Air transport 2004 1 . 1 1 1
Air transport 2005 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2006 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2007* 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2008* 2 . 2 1 1
Air transport 2009* 1 . 1 1 1
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
Pipeline transport cross-border 1998 109 109 16 93
Pipeline transport cross-border 1999 108 108 17 91
Pipeline transport cross-border 2000 104 104 13 91
Pipeline transport cross-border 2001 118 118 21 97
Pipeline transport cross-border 2002 121 121 21 101
Pipeline transport cross-border 2003 126 126 23 103
Pipeline transport cross-border 2004 133 133 25 109
Pipeline transport cross-border 2005 126 126 26 100
Pipeline transport cross-border 2006 125 125 27 98
Pipeline transport cross-border 2007* 125 125 26 99
Pipeline transport cross-border 2008* 127 127 24 103
Pipeline transport cross-border 2009* 103 103 13 90
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* 129 129 35 94
Pipeline transport cross-border 2018* 132 132 41 91
Source: CBS.
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