Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, vehicle weight 2001-2020

Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, vehicle weight 2001-2020

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 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
Lorries and road tractors Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 47.2 44.6 2.6 51.8 44.6 7.2 3,935 3,388 547 13,172
Lorries and road tractors Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 92.9 87.3 5.6 103.1 87.3 15.8 10,683 9,047 1,636 9,647
Lorries and road tractors 2005 2020* 46.3 43.1 3.2 52.0 43.1 9.0 17,948 14,854 3,094 2,899
Lorries and road tractors 2006 2020* 92.1 85.8 6.4 103.6 85.8 17.8 21,663 17,941 3,723 4,781
Lorries and road tractors 2007 2020* 113.5 105.8 7.7 127.3 105.8 21.5 23,968 19,918 4,050 5,311
Lorries and road tractors 2008 2020* 174.5 162.7 11.8 195.9 162.7 33.2 26,373 21,904 4,469 7,428
Lorries and road tractors 2009 2020* 168.9 158.6 10.3 187.5 158.6 28.9 30,665 25,937 4,728 6,113
Lorries and road tractors 2010 2020* 175.2 163.4 11.8 196.5 163.4 33.1 35,205 29,267 5,937 5,582
Lorries and road tractors 2011 2020* 279.2 255.1 24.1 322.6 255.1 67.5 42,798 33,847 8,950 7,537
Lorries and road tractors 2012 2020* 355.0 322.3 32.7 413.9 322.3 91.6 50,337 39,196 11,141 8,222
Lorries and road tractors 2013 2020* 508.5 444.3 64.1 624.1 444.3 179.7 63,666 45,331 18,336 9,802
Lorries and road tractors 2014 2020* 521.9 455.0 66.9 642.5 455.0 187.5 68,849 48,756 20,094 9,332
Lorries and road tractors 2015 2020* 761.5 655.8 105.7 951.9 655.8 296.1 75,873 52,272 23,602 12,546
Lorries and road tractors 2016 2020* 906.3 769.6 136.8 1,152.9 769.6 383.3 79,979 53,386 26,593 14,415
Lorries and road tractors 2017 2020* 890.2 759.6 130.6 1,125.7 759.6 366.1 84,391 56,948 27,443 13,339
Lorries and road tractors 2018 2020* 947.3 804.8 142.5 1,204.1 804.8 399.3 86,448 57,782 28,666 13,929
Lorries and road tractors 2019 2020* 960.5 827.3 133.2 1,200.6 827.3 373.3 87,348 60,192 27,156 13,745
Lorries and road tractors 2020 2020* 395.8 345.7 50.1 486.2 345.7 140.5 48,959 34,814 14,145 9,930
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
Road tractor Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 12.4 11.1 1.2 14.6 11.1 3.4 5,148 3,938 1,210 2,828
Road tractor Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 36.0 32.4 3.6 42.4 32.4 10.0 12,485 9,551 2,934 3,397
Road tractor 2005 2020* 24.6 22.2 2.4 29.0 22.2 6.8 20,809 15,919 4,890 1,393
Road tractor 2006 2020* 48.6 43.8 4.8 57.3 43.8 13.5 25,768 19,713 6,055 2,224
Road tractor 2007 2020* 58.5 52.7 5.8 68.9 52.7 16.2 28,111 21,505 6,606 2,451
Road tractor 2008 2020* 89.5 80.7 8.8 105.4 80.7 24.8 31,810 24,334 7,475 3,315
Road tractor 2009 2020* 70.6 63.7 7.0 83.2 63.7 19.6 36,194 27,689 8,506 2,299
Road tractor 2010 2020* 89.1 80.3 8.8 104.9 80.3 24.7 42,374 32,416 9,958 2,476
Road tractor 2011 2020* 172.3 154.8 17.4 203.7 154.8 48.9 49,119 37,331 11,789 4,148
Road tractor 2012 2020* 242.4 220.1 22.3 282.6 220.1 62.5 57,754 44,991 12,764 4,893
Road tractor 2013 2020* 381.1 329.5 51.6 474.1 329.5 144.6 73,036 50,760 22,276 6,492
Road tractor 2014 2020* 411.7 355.3 56.4 513.4 355.3 158.1 78,045 54,007 24,038 6,578
Road tractor 2015 2020* 605.5 514.3 91.2 769.9 514.3 255.6 84,266 56,290 27,976 9,136
Road tractor 2016 2020* 710.2 594.4 115.7 918.8 594.4 324.3 89,801 58,101 31,700 10,231
Road tractor 2017 2020* 686.4 577.0 109.4 883.6 577.0 306.6 95,295 62,227 33,067 9,272
Road tractor 2018 2020* 715.7 594.3 121.4 934.5 594.3 340.1 99,127 63,045 36,082 9,427
Road tractor 2019 2020* 711.7 597.0 114.7 918.5 597.0 321.5 103,492 67,270 36,222 8,875
Road tractor 2020 2020* 298.6 257.5 41.1 372.7 257.5 115.2 59,090 40,831 18,259 6,307
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
Lorry (road tractor not included) Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 34.8 33.5 1.4 37.3 33.5 3.8 3,604 3,238 366 10,344
Lorry (road tractor not included) Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 56.9 54.8 2.1 60.6 54.8 5.8 9,704 8,774 930 6,250
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2005 2020* 21.7 20.9 0.8 23.0 20.9 2.2 15,303 13,870 1,433 1,506
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2006 2020* 43.5 41.9 1.5 46.3 41.9 4.3 18,093 16,400 1,693 2,557
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2007 2020* 55.0 53.1 1.9 58.4 53.1 5.3 20,418 18,559 1,859 2,860
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2008 2020* 85.0 82.0 3.0 90.4 82.0 8.4 21,991 19,945 2,046 4,113
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2009 2020* 98.2 94.9 3.3 104.2 94.9 9.3 27,332 24,882 2,451 3,814
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2010 2020* 86.1 83.1 3.0 91.6 83.1 8.5 29,489 26,757 2,732 3,106
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2011 2020* 106.9 100.3 6.6 118.8 100.3 18.6 35,060 29,584 5,476 3,389
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2012 2020* 112.5 102.1 10.4 131.3 102.1 29.1 39,435 30,680 8,755 3,329
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2013 2020* 127.3 114.8 12.5 149.9 114.8 35.1 45,290 34,682 10,608 3,310
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2014 2020* 110.2 99.7 10.5 129.1 99.7 29.4 46,886 36,213 10,673 2,754
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2015 2020* 156.0 141.5 14.5 182.1 141.5 40.5 53,389 41,508 11,881 3,410
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2016 2020* 196.2 175.1 21.1 234.1 175.1 59.0 55,962 41,856 14,106 4,184
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2017 2020* 203.9 182.7 21.2 242.1 182.7 59.5 59,533 44,910 14,622 4,067
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2018 2020* 231.6 210.5 21.1 269.7 210.5 59.1 59,898 46,762 13,135 4,502
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2019 2020* 248.8 230.3 18.5 282.1 230.3 51.8 57,928 47,293 10,636 4,870
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2020 2020* 97.2 88.2 9.0 113.5 88.2 25.3 31,322 24,339 6,984 3,623
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
To 10 000 kg Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 11.6 11.2 0.4 12.4 11.2 1.2 3,221 2,918 303 3,846
To 10 000 kg Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 9.7 9.3 0.3 10.3 9.3 1.0 6,671 6,044 627 1,540
To 10 000 kg 2005 2020* 2.5 2.5 0.1 2.7 2.5 0.3 9,494 8,601 892 285
To 10 000 kg 2006 2020* 4.4 4.3 0.2 4.7 4.3 0.4 11,312 10,249 1,063 418
To 10 000 kg 2007 2020* 5.1 5.0 0.2 5.5 5.0 0.5 13,841 12,540 1,301 396
To 10 000 kg 2008 2020* 6.7 6.4 0.2 7.1 6.4 0.7 12,428 11,260 1,168 573
To 10 000 kg 2009 2020* 5.0 4.8 0.2 5.3 4.8 0.5 13,534 12,262 1,272 390
To 10 000 kg 2010 2020* 6.5 6.3 0.2 6.9 6.3 0.7 16,136 14,619 1,517 429
To 10 000 kg 2011 2020* 6.7 6.6 0.1 6.8 6.6 0.2 16,656 16,156 500 408
To 10 000 kg 2012 2020* 8.2 7.9 0.3 8.8 7.9 0.8 20,318 18,367 1,950 432
To 10 000 kg 2013 2020* 8.2 7.8 0.5 9.1 7.8 1.3 18,397 15,803 2,594 493
To 10 000 kg 2014 2020* 8.1 8.1 0.0 8.2 8.1 0.0 21,745 21,637 109 376
To 10 000 kg 2015 2020* 14.2 14.1 0.1 14.4 14.1 0.3 25,169 24,565 604 572
To 10 000 kg 2016 2020* 14.2 14.0 0.3 14.7 14.0 0.7 26,739 25,456 1,283 549
To 10 000 kg 2017 2020* 11.3 10.8 0.5 12.1 10.8 1.3 27,816 24,868 2,949 436
To 10 000 kg 2018 2020* 13.1 12.4 0.7 14.4 12.4 2.0 30,118 25,962 4,156 477
To 10 000 kg 2019 2020* 13.0 12.4 0.5 14.0 12.4 1.5 29,173 25,994 3,180 479
To 10 000 kg 2020 2020* 7.0 6.6 0.4 7.7 6.6 1.1 15,564 13,291 2,272 495
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
10 000 to 20 000 kg Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 16.7 15.9 0.8 18.0 15.9 2.1 3,429 3,028 401 5,263
10 000 to 20 000 kg Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 23.5 22.5 1.1 25.5 22.5 3.0 9,335 8,243 1,092 2,727
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2005 2020* 8.3 7.9 0.4 9.0 7.9 1.1 14,697 12,978 1,720 612
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2006 2020* 17.0 16.2 0.8 18.3 16.2 2.1 17,245 15,227 2,018 1,063
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2007 2020* 18.3 17.5 0.8 19.8 17.5 2.3 17,305 15,280 2,025 1,145
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2008 2020* 32.9 31.4 1.5 35.6 31.4 4.2 20,396 18,010 2,386 1,745
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2009 2020* 31.4 30.0 1.4 34.0 30.0 4.0 23,972 21,167 2,805 1,419
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2010 2020* 32.7 31.2 1.5 35.4 31.2 4.1 28,403 25,079 3,323 1,245
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2011 2020* 41.9 40.1 1.9 45.3 40.1 5.2 31,422 27,808 3,614 1,441
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2012 2020* 44.7 42.4 2.4 49.0 42.4 6.6 34,372 29,732 4,640 1,425
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2013 2020* 52.2 48.7 3.5 58.6 48.7 9.9 40,694 33,817 6,877 1,440
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2014 2020* 43.1 40.5 2.6 47.7 40.5 7.2 41,417 35,205 6,213 1,152
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2015 2020* 57.3 54.6 2.7 62.2 54.6 7.6 48,171 42,294 5,877 1,292
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2016 2020* 72.4 67.5 4.9 81.3 67.5 13.8 50,349 41,790 8,559 1,614
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2017 2020* 74.5 69.7 4.8 83.1 69.7 13.4 53,812 45,149 8,664 1,544
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2018 2020* 88.7 85.2 3.5 95.1 85.2 9.9 54,007 48,390 5,617 1,760
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2019 2020* 86.4 82.9 3.5 92.6 82.9 9.7 53,899 48,239 5,659 1,718
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2020 2020* 37.0 35.7 1.3 39.5 35.7 3.7 29,129 26,362 2,767 1,354
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
20 000 kg or more Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 6.5 6.3 0.2 6.8 6.3 0.5 5,542 5,127 416 1,235
20 000 kg or more Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 23.7 23.0 0.7 24.9 23.0 1.9 12,567 11,624 943 1,982
20 000 kg or more 2005 2020* 10.8 10.5 0.3 11.3 10.5 0.9 18,632 17,234 1,397 609
20 000 kg or more 2006 2020* 22.1 21.5 0.6 23.2 21.5 1.7 21,569 19,951 1,618 1,075
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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.
The vehicle population used to estimate the kilometres is based on the vehicle fleet statistics. The population of the figures in this table is based on the old selection method of the vehicle fleet. The difference between the old and the new selection method is described in a methodological report, see paragraph 4. The data series of vehicle kilometres estimated for the old population ends with 2020. The data series based on the new population is available starting from 2018. The way in which the vehicle kilometres are estimated has not changed, only the population.

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.

Data available from: 2001 to 2020

Status of the figures:
Definite data are available for 2001 to 2018, and provisional data for 2019 and 2020.

Changes as of 10 November 2022:
None, this table has been discontinued.
This table is followed by the table Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, vehicle weight, territory, see paragraph 3.

When will new figures become available?
No longer applicable.

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.