Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, vehicle weight, territory

Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, vehicle weight, territory

Lorries and road tractors Years of construction Periods Kilometres in the Netherlands Total kilometres in the Netherlands (x million km) Kilometres in the Netherlands Kilometres by Dutch vehicles (x million km) Kilometres in the Netherlands Kilometres by foreign vehicles (x million km) Kilometres by Dutch vehicles Total kilometres by Dutch vehicles (x million km) Kilometres by Dutch vehicles Kilometres in the Netherlands (x million km) Kilometres by Dutch vehicles Kilometres abroad (x million 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 of all construction years 2015 6,923.4 6,166.8 756.6 9,213.4 6,166.8 3,046.6 58,776 39,340 19,435 156,756
Lorries and road tractors Total of all construction years 2016 7,330.9 6,499.2 831.8 9,362.6 6,499.2 2,863.4 58,847 40,850 17,998 159,099
Lorries and road tractors Total of all construction years 2017 7,450.9 6,568.4 882.5 9,442.9 6,568.4 2,874.5 58,367 40,599 17,767 161,786
Lorries and road tractors Total of all construction years 2018 7,469.7 6,581.7 887.9 9,521.6 6,581.7 2,939.8 57,287 39,599 17,688 166,209
Lorries and road tractors Total of all construction years 2019* 7,503.4 6,596.7 906.7 9,392.1 6,596.7 2,795.4 55,205 38,774 16,431 170,132
Lorries and road tractors Total of all construction years 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
Road tractor Total of all construction years 2015 4,747.8 4,129.8 618.1 6,618.4 4,129.8 2,488.6 77,192 48,166 29,025 85,740
Road tractor Total of all construction years 2016 5,106.8 4,423.9 682.9 6,774.9 4,423.9 2,351.0 76,800 50,150 26,651 88,214
Road tractor Total of all construction years 2017 5,199.9 4,455.3 744.6 6,880.8 4,455.3 2,425.5 75,874 49,128 26,746 90,687
Road tractor Total of all construction years 2018 5,264.7 4,522.9 741.8 6,979.1 4,522.9 2,456.2 73,863 47,868 25,995 94,487
Road tractor Total of all construction years 2019* 5,341.7 4,587.3 754.3 6,913.1 4,587.3 2,325.7 70,824 46,997 23,827 97,609
Road tractor Total of all construction years 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
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total of all construction years 2015 2,175.6 2,037.0 138.6 2,595.0 2,037.0 558.0 36,541 28,684 7,857 71,016
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total of all construction years 2016 2,224.1 2,075.3 148.9 2,587.7 2,075.3 512.4 36,506 29,276 7,229 70,885
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total of all construction years 2017 2,251.0 2,113.2 137.8 2,562.1 2,113.2 449.0 36,036 29,721 6,314 71,099
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total of all construction years 2018 2,204.9 2,058.8 146.1 2,542.5 2,058.8 483.6 35,449 28,706 6,743 71,722
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total of all construction years 2019* 2,161.7 2,009.4 152.3 2,479.1 2,009.4 469.7 34,183 27,707 6,476 72,523
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total of all construction years 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
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2015 211.6 207.6 4.0 223.7 207.6 16.1 15,809 14,671 1,138 14,149
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2016 201.6 194.4 7.2 219.1 194.4 24.7 15,856 14,071 1,785 13,817
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2017 193.0 187.9 5.0 204.3 187.9 16.4 15,255 14,033 1,221 13,393
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2018 187.4 183.7 3.7 196.0 183.7 12.3 14,997 14,055 942 13,072
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2019* 176.6 173.3 3.3 183.5 173.3 10.1 14,356 13,563 792 12,781
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2020* 155.7 150.5 5.2 165.0 150.5 14.5 13,099 11,949 1,151 12,594
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2015 903.3 865.7 37.6 1,017.1 865.7 151.4 33,088 28,164 4,924 30,739
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2016 912.2 875.1 37.2 1,003.0 875.1 127.9 32,928 28,729 4,200 30,460
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2017 902.2 868.6 33.5 977.9 868.6 109.3 32,206 28,607 3,599 30,364
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2018 867.9 824.3 43.6 968.6 824.3 144.4 31,754 27,021 4,733 30,504
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2019* 847.2 805.1 42.2 935.1 805.1 130.1 30,671 26,405 4,266 30,489
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2020* 779.2 740.0 39.2 849.9 740.0 109.9 28,367 24,698 3,668 29,961
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2015 1,060.7 963.7 97.0 1,354.2 963.7 390.5 51,830 36,884 14,946 26,128
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2016 1,110.3 1,005.8 104.5 1,365.6 1,005.8 359.8 51,324 37,800 13,524 26,607
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2017 1,155.9 1,056.6 99.3 1,379.9 1,056.6 323.3 50,468 38,643 11,825 27,343
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2018 1,149.6 1,050.9 98.7 1,377.8 1,050.9 326.9 48,952 37,336 11,616 28,146
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2019* 1,137.8 1,031.0 106.9 1,360.5 1,031.0 329.5 46,506 35,243 11,263 29,254
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2020* 1,137.1 1,019.1 118.0 1,349.8 1,019.1 330.7 45,859 34,623 11,236 29,433
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 years of construction of the vehicle and by gross vehicle weight.

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: 2001

Status of the figures:
Definite data are available for 2001 to 2017, and provisional data for 2018 and 2019.

Changes as of 10 november 2021:
The provisional figures for 2020 have been added.

When will new figures become available?
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.
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.