More border transport for Polish lorries
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Carriage of goods by lorryQ4 2012

Figures for transport work (tonnes-kilometres) for 1st quarter 2013 and for the year in total were corrected 22 May 2015.



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More border transport for Polish lorries

In 2012, Polish lorries transported 30 per cent more goods to and from Norway compared with 2011. The Polish lorries’ market share of border transport increased slightly from 4.0 to 4.8 per cent. In total, foreign lorries transported almost 60 per cent of the total amount of goods across the border by road.

Import and export by lorry on road, by nationality of the lorry
Tonnage carried (tonnes)Import ratePer cent
4th quarter 2011 - 4th quarter 20124th quarter 2007 - 4th quarter 2012
4th quarter 2012
All nationalities3 344 34858.14.06.1
Norway1 378 34734.65.9-5.4
Sweden928 72277.1-0.9-1.7
Denmark180 04682.9-2.710.4
Finland134 64570.9-1.4-15.6
Poland176 82063.228.395.6
Germany110 96478.67.543.4
Netherlands45 01184.6-4.634.9
The Baltic States198 64369.712.299.3
Russian Federation35 65728.3-21.467.7
Others155 49377.16.545.9

The Norwegian lorries’ share of border transport is 41.9 per cent of the total border transport; an increase of 1 per cent from 2011 to 2012. The Swedish registered lorries’ share increased by almost 5 per cent compared with 2011, but they still had the largest market share among foreign lorries with the 27.9 per cent of the total transport volume in 2012. Baltic lorries' share has increased since 2011, but in 2012 was still between 5 and 6 per cent of transport in and out of Norway. German lorries' share was about the same level as in 2011. Finnish lorries’ market share fell by 4.2 per cent.

Continued increase in road goods transported across the border

In 2012, over 249 million tonnes of goods were transported to or from Norway; almost 3 per cent more than in 2011. These figures include all modes of transport, including the export of oil and gas by ship or pipeline. A total of 12.9 million tonnes, about 5 per cent of the total amount of goods, were transported by lorries that crossed the border by road.

Key figures for the fourth quarter

In the fourth quarter of 2012, 3.3 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries across the border by road. There is 4 per cent more compared to the same quarter in 2011. Of the 3.3 million tonnes, the Norwegian registered lorries shipped 0.5 million tonnes of goods into Norway and 0.9 million out of Norway. For Norwegian and foreign lorries in total, exports increased by 9.8 per cent, while imports were almost unchanged compared to the corresponding quarter in 2011.