This is an archived release.
Norwegian lorries loosing market share
The Norwegian lorries’ share of border transport has decreased by almost 19 per cent since 2000. From 2010 to 2011, the decline was 5.7 per cent. In 2011, the foreign lorries transported almost 60 per cent of the total amount of goods across the border by road.
While the Norwegian lorries’ share of border transports declined from 2010 to 2011, the Swedish registered lorries’ share increased by 3.2 per cent. With a market share of 29.3 per cent in 2011, Swedish lorries were dominant among the foreign lorries. Danish and German lorries’ share of border transports to/from Norway increased by 7.8 and 6.5 per cent respectively from 2010 to 2011. Transport with lorries from the Baltic countries increased by 13.3 per cent. The market share of the Baltic lorries is still relatively modest, constituting 5.1 per cent of the transport in and out of the country.
Increased road goods transport across the border…
A total of 14.3 million tonnes of goods were transported to or out of Norway by road in 2011; 3 per cent more than in 2010. A total of 12.3 million tonnes of this were transported by lorries that crossed the border by road. The rest were transported by car or trailer on a ferry. A total of 242.6 million tonnes of goods were transported to or from Norway. This is 3 million tonnes, or 1.2 per cent less than in 2010. This includes all modes of transport, including the export of oil and gas by ship or pipeline.
... and also in the fourth quarter
During the fourth quarter of 2011, 3.2 million tonnes of goods were transported across the border by road. This is almost 6 per cent more compared to the same quarter last year. The export increased by 3.1 per cent compared with the corresponding quarter last year, while the import went up by 7.8 per cent.
About the statistical basis
The statistics cover goods transported by lorry in to and out of Norway by road. Goods transported by lorry on a ferry are not included. However, some total figures are presented to give an overview of the extent of transport by lorry and/or trailer by ferry. These total figures are not distributed by nationality of the vehicle.