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 Kilometres in the Netherlands (x mln km) Average annual kilometres Average annual kilometres in Netherlands (km)
Lorries and road tractors Total goods vehicles 2021* 7,377.3 6,410.3 966.9 6,410.3 41,262
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 0 years old 2021* 387.4 324.8 62.6 324.8 31,603
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 1 year old 2021* 639.2 555.4 83.7 555.4 61,109
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 2 years old 2021* 945.9 814.9 130.9 814.9 59,333
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 3 years old 2021* 957.5 807.3 150.2 807.3 56,276
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 4 years old 2021* 875.4 745.2 130.3 745.2 55,663
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 5 years old 2021* 867.3 743.6 123.7 743.6 54,589
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 6 years old 2021* 701.8 605.8 96.1 605.8 51,930
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 7 years old 2021* 463.1 409.1 54.0 409.1 49,409
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 8 years old 2021* 403.5 353.2 50.3 353.2 43,207
Lorries and road tractors Vehicle 9 years old or older 2021* 1,136.1 1,051.1 85.0 1,051.1 19,913
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.
Kilometres in the Netherlands
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.