Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, vehicle weight, territory

Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, vehicle weight, territory

Lorries and road tractors Years of construction Periods Dutch goods vehicles in use (number)
Lorries and road tractors Total of all construction years 2020* 167,729
Lorries and road tractors Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 13,172
Lorries and road tractors Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 9,647
Lorries and road tractors 2005 2020* 2,899
Lorries and road tractors 2006 2020* 4,781
Lorries and road tractors 2007 2020* 5,311
Lorries and road tractors 2008 2020* 7,428
Lorries and road tractors 2009 2020* 6,113
Lorries and road tractors 2010 2020* 5,582
Lorries and road tractors 2011 2020* 7,537
Lorries and road tractors 2012 2020* 8,222
Lorries and road tractors 2013 2020* 9,802
Lorries and road tractors 2014 2020* 9,332
Lorries and road tractors 2015 2020* 12,546
Lorries and road tractors 2016 2020* 14,415
Lorries and road tractors 2017 2020* 13,339
Lorries and road tractors 2018 2020* 13,929
Lorries and road tractors 2019 2020* 13,745
Lorries and road tractors 2020 2020* 9,930
Road tractor Total of all construction years 2020* 95,741
Road tractor Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 2,828
Road tractor Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 3,397
Road tractor 2005 2020* 1,393
Road tractor 2006 2020* 2,224
Road tractor 2007 2020* 2,451
Road tractor 2008 2020* 3,315
Road tractor 2009 2020* 2,299
Road tractor 2010 2020* 2,476
Road tractor 2011 2020* 4,148
Road tractor 2012 2020* 4,893
Road tractor 2013 2020* 6,492
Road tractor 2014 2020* 6,578
Road tractor 2015 2020* 9,136
Road tractor 2016 2020* 10,231
Road tractor 2017 2020* 9,272
Road tractor 2018 2020* 9,427
Road tractor 2019 2020* 8,875
Road tractor 2020 2020* 6,307
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total of all construction years 2020* 71,988
Lorry (road tractor not included) Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 10,344
Lorry (road tractor not included) Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 6,250
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2005 2020* 1,506
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2006 2020* 2,557
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2007 2020* 2,860
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2008 2020* 4,113
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2009 2020* 3,814
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2010 2020* 3,106
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2011 2020* 3,389
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2012 2020* 3,329
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2013 2020* 3,310
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2014 2020* 2,754
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2015 2020* 3,410
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2016 2020* 4,184
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2017 2020* 4,067
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2018 2020* 4,502
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2019 2020* 4,870
Lorry (road tractor not included) 2020 2020* 3,623
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2020* 12,594
To 10 000 kg Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 3,846
To 10 000 kg Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 1,540
To 10 000 kg 2005 2020* 285
To 10 000 kg 2006 2020* 418
To 10 000 kg 2007 2020* 396
To 10 000 kg 2008 2020* 573
To 10 000 kg 2009 2020* 390
To 10 000 kg 2010 2020* 429
To 10 000 kg 2011 2020* 408
To 10 000 kg 2012 2020* 432
To 10 000 kg 2013 2020* 493
To 10 000 kg 2014 2020* 376
To 10 000 kg 2015 2020* 572
To 10 000 kg 2016 2020* 549
To 10 000 kg 2017 2020* 436
To 10 000 kg 2018 2020* 477
To 10 000 kg 2019 2020* 479
To 10 000 kg 2020 2020* 495
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2020* 29,961
10 000 to 20 000 kg Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 5,263
10 000 to 20 000 kg Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 2,727
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2005 2020* 612
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2006 2020* 1,063
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2007 2020* 1,145
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2008 2020* 1,745
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2009 2020* 1,419
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2010 2020* 1,245
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2011 2020* 1,441
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2012 2020* 1,425
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2013 2020* 1,440
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2014 2020* 1,152
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2015 2020* 1,292
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2016 2020* 1,614
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2017 2020* 1,544
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2018 2020* 1,760
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2019 2020* 1,718
10 000 to 20 000 kg 2020 2020* 1,354
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2020* 29,433
20 000 kg or more Year of construction 1900 to 2000 2020* 1,235
20 000 kg or more Year of construction 2000 to 2005 2020* 1,982
20 000 kg or more 2005 2020* 609
20 000 kg or more 2006 2020* 1,075
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

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.