Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, load capacity, territory

Vehicle kilometres goods vehicles; kilometres, load capacity, territory

Lorries road tractors, load capacity(LC) Age of vehicle Periods Kilometres in the Netherlands Total kilometres in the Netherlands (x mln km) Kilometres in the Netherlands Kilometres by Dutch vehicles (x mln km) Kilometres in the Netherlands Kilometres by foreign vehicles (x mln km) Kilometres by Dutch vehicles Total kilometres by Dutch vehicles (x mln km) Kilometres by Dutch vehicles Kilometres in the Netherlands (x mln km) Kilometres by Dutch vehicles Kilometres abroad (x mln 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 goods vehicles 2018 7,252.8 6,364.9 887.9 9,231.2 6,364.9 2,866.3 59,486 41,015 18,471 155,183
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2019 7,312.2 6,405.5 906.7 9,136.9 6,405.5 2,731.4 57,702 40,453 17,249 158,346
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2020* 7,282.8 6,331.5 951.3 8,925.6 6,331.5 2,594.1 57,596 40,857 16,740 154,968
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2021* 7,377.3 6,410.3 966.9 9,219.5 6,410.3 2,809.2 59,344 41,262 18,082 155,357
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2018 5,126.4 4,383.7 742.7 6,781.2 4,383.7 2,397.6 77,005 49,779 27,226 88,063
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2019 5,209.4 4,455.5 753.9 6,726.7 4,455.5 2,271.2 74,241 49,174 25,067 90,607
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2020* 5,255.5 4,468.2 787.3 6,615.0 4,468.2 2,146.8 74,694 50,453 24,240 88,562
Road tractor Total goods vehicles 2021* 5,345.3 4,544.0 801.3 6,872.0 4,544.0 2,328.1 76,394 50,514 25,880 89,955
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2018 802.2 686.7 115.5 1,059.5 686.7 372.8 50,762 32,902 17,860 20,871
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2019 833.1 714.1 119.0 1,072.6 714.1 358.6 49,066 32,663 16,403 21,861
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 827.8 705.4 122.4 1,039.1 705.4 333.7 47,760 32,421 15,339 21,757
Road tractors (LC) to 39 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2021* 846.1 721.7 124.4 1,083.2 721.7 361.4 48,446 32,281 16,165 22,358
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2018 4,324.2 3,697.0 627.2 5,721.8 3,697.0 2,024.8 85,156 55,021 30,135 67,192
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2019 4,376.3 3,741.5 634.9 5,654.1 3,741.5 1,912.6 82,246 54,424 27,822 68,746
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 4,427.8 3,762.9 664.9 5,575.9 3,762.9 1,813.0 83,465 56,326 27,139 66,805
Road tractors (LC) 40 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2021* 4,499.2 3,822.2 676.9 5,788.9 3,822.2 1,966.6 85,638 56,545 29,094 67,597
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2018 2,126.4 1,981.2 145.2 2,449.9 1,981.2 468.7 36,501 29,517 6,984 67,120
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2019 2,102.7 1,950.0 152.7 2,410.1 1,950.0 460.1 35,580 28,787 6,793 67,739
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2020* 2,027.3 1,863.2 164.0 2,310.6 1,863.2 447.3 34,795 28,058 6,736 66,406
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total goods vehicles 2021* 2,032.0 1,866.4 165.6 2,347.5 1,866.4 481.1 35,893 28,537 7,356 65,402
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2018 507.5 486.6 20.9 553.9 486.6 67.3 22,086 19,402 2,684 25,080
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2019 497.5 476.9 20.6 539.1 476.9 62.2 21,715 19,210 2,504 24,825
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 460.3 438.6 21.7 497.8 438.6 59.1 20,553 18,112 2,441 24,219
Lorries (LC) less than 7 000 kg Total goods vehicles 2021* 461.6 441.5 20.0 499.7 441.5 58.2 21,113 18,655 2,458 23,668
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2018 624.5 587.9 36.5 705.9 587.9 118.0 37,026 30,839 6,187 19,065
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2019 614.8 578.3 36.5 688.3 578.3 109.9 36,022 30,269 5,753 19,107
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 577.5 541.5 36.0 639.6 541.5 98.1 34,445 29,163 5,282 18,568
Lorries (LC) 7 000 to 11 1999 kg Total goods vehicles 2021* 581.8 544.5 37.3 652.8 544.5 108.3 36,008 30,033 5,976 18,130
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2018 731.8 666.5 65.4 877.5 666.5 211.0 56,203 42,687 13,517 15,613
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2019 725.5 654.4 71.2 868.8 654.4 214.4 54,395 40,970 13,425 15,972
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2020* 717.9 639.4 78.6 853.6 639.4 214.2 54,135 40,548 13,587 15,768
Lorries (LC) 12 000 to 17 999 kg Total goods vehicles 2021* 714.7 635.5 79.3 865.7 635.5 230.3 55,002 40,372 14,631 15,740
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2018 262.6 240.2 22.4 312.6 240.2 72.4 42,463 32,624 9,839 7,362
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2019 264.8 240.4 24.4 314.0 240.4 73.6 40,076 30,680 9,396 7,835
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2020* 271.6 243.7 27.8 319.6 243.7 75.9 40,712 31,046 9,666 7,851
Lorries (LC) 18 000 kg or more Total goods vehicles 2021* 273.9 244.9 29.0 329.2 244.9 84.3 41,861 31,140 10,721 7,864
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains figures 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 age of the vehicle and by load capacity.
Since 2010 kilometres of foreign vehicles travelled in the Netherlands are based on more detailed road transport data from Eurostat. This leads to an adjustment of the distance by -3%.
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 new 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 new population is available starting from 2018. The data series based on the old population ends with 2020. 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: 2018

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table up to and including 2019 are definitive. Figures over 2020 and 2021 have a provisional status.

Changes as of 11 November 2022:
None, this is a new table.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published on a yearly basis by the end 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.
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.
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.