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 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 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 of all construction years 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 of all construction years 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 of all construction years 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 of all construction years 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 of all construction years 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 of all construction years 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 of all construction years 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
Lorry (road tractor not included) Total of all construction years 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 of all construction years 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 of all construction years 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 of all construction years 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
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2018 175.7 172.0 3.7 184.0 172.0 12.0 15,520 14,507 1,013 11,858
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2019 167.6 164.3 3.3 174.3 164.3 10.0 15,108 14,240 869 11,537
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2020* 149.2 144.0 5.2 158.1 144.0 14.1 14,187 12,925 1,262 11,143
To 10 000 kg Total of all construction years 2021* 146.7 143.5 3.2 152.9 143.5 9.3 14,151 13,289 862 10,802
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2018 836.5 793.5 43.0 932.2 793.5 138.7 32,532 27,692 4,840 28,655
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2019 821.0 779.2 41.9 905.3 779.2 126.1 31,771 27,345 4,426 28,494
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2020* 762.5 723.3 39.2 830.2 723.3 106.9 29,995 26,134 3,861 27,677
10 000 to 20 000 kg Total of all construction years 2021* 765.9 725.9 40.0 842.0 725.9 116.1 31,368 27,044 4,324 26,843
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2018 1,114.2 1,015.7 98.5 1,333.7 1,015.7 318.0 50,126 38,172 11,953 26,607
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2019 1,114.1 1,006.5 107.5 1,330.5 1,006.5 324.0 48,020 36,327 11,693 27,708
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2020* 1,115.6 995.9 119.7 1,322.3 995.9 326.4 47,935 36,103 11,832 27,585
20 000 kg or more Total of all construction years 2021* 1,119.3 996.9 122.4 1,352.6 996.9 355.7 48,729 35,913 12,815 27,758
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 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 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 become available?
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.