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 Kilometres by foreign vehicles (x million km)
Lorries and road tractors Total of all construction years 2020* 946.0
Lorries and road tractors Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 2.6
Lorries and road tractors Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 5.6
Lorries and road tractors 2005 2020* 3.2
Lorries and road tractors 2006 2020* 6.4
Lorries and road tractors 2007 2020* 7.7
Lorries and road tractors 2008 2020* 11.8
Lorries and road tractors 2009 2020* 10.3
Lorries and road tractors 2010 2020* 11.8
Lorries and road tractors 2011 2020* 24.1
Lorries and road tractors 2012 2020* 32.7
Lorries and road tractors 2013 2020* 64.1
Lorries and road tractors 2014 2020* 66.9
Lorries and road tractors 2015 2020* 105.7
Lorries and road tractors 2016 2020* 136.8
Lorries and road tractors 2017 2020* 130.6
Lorries and road tractors 2018 2020* 142.5
Lorries and road tractors 2019 2020* 133.2
Lorries and road tractors 2020 2020* 50.1
Road tractor Total of all construction years 2020* 783.6
Road tractor Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 1.2
Road tractor Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 3.6
Road tractor 2005 2020* 2.4
Road tractor 2006 2020* 4.8
Road tractor 2007 2020* 5.8
Road tractor 2008 2020* 8.8
Road tractor 2009 2020* 7.0
Road tractor 2010 2020* 8.8
Road tractor 2011 2020* 17.4
Road tractor 2012 2020* 22.3
Road tractor 2013 2020* 51.6
Road tractor 2014 2020* 56.4
Road tractor 2015 2020* 91.2
Road tractor 2016 2020* 115.7
Road tractor 2017 2020* 109.4
Road tractor 2018 2020* 121.4
Road tractor 2019 2020* 114.7
Road tractor 2020 2020* 41.1
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total of all construction years 2020* 162.4
Lorry (road tractor not included) Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 1.4
Lorry (road tractor not included) Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 2.1
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2005 2020* 0.8
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2006 2020* 1.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2007 2020* 1.9
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2008 2020* 3.0
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2009 2020* 3.3
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2010 2020* 3.0
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2011 2020* 6.6
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2012 2020* 10.4
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2013 2020* 12.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2014 2020* 10.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2015 2020* 14.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2016 2020* 21.1
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2017 2020* 21.2
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2018 2020* 21.1
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2019 2020* 18.5
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2020 2020* 9.0
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2020* 5.2
To 10 000 kg Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 0.4
To 10 000 kg Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 0.3
To 10 000 kg 2005 2020* 0.1
To 10 000 kg 2006 2020* 0.2
To 10 000 kg 2007 2020* 0.2
To 10 000 kg 2008 2020* 0.2
To 10 000 kg 2009 2020* 0.2
To 10 000 kg 2010 2020* 0.2
To 10 000 kg 2011 2020* 0.1
To 10 000 kg 2012 2020* 0.3
To 10 000 kg 2013 2020* 0.5
To 10 000 kg 2014 2020* 0.0
To 10 000 kg 2015 2020* 0.1
To 10 000 kg 2016 2020* 0.3
To 10 000 kg 2017 2020* 0.5
To 10 000 kg 2018 2020* 0.7
To 10 000 kg 2019 2020* 0.5
To 10 000 kg 2020 2020* 0.4
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2020* 39.2
10 000 to 20 000 kg Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 0.8
10 000 to 20 000 kg Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 1.1
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2005 2020* 0.4
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2006 2020* 0.8
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2007 2020* 0.8
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2008 2020* 1.5
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2009 2020* 1.4
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2010 2020* 1.5
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2011 2020* 1.9
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2012 2020* 2.4
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2013 2020* 3.5
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2014 2020* 2.6
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2015 2020* 2.7
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2016 2020* 4.9
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2017 2020* 4.8
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2018 2020* 3.5
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2019 2020* 3.5
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2020 2020* 1.3
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2020* 118.0
20 000 kg or more Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 0.2
20 000 kg or more Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 0.7
20 000 kg or more 2005 2020* 0.3
20 000 kg or more 2006 2020* 0.6
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.
Kilometres by foreign vehicles
The total distance travelled (in km) by foreign vehicles in the Netherlands.