Fewer goods on Norwegian lorries
Transport and tourism
godstrans, Carriage of goods by lorry, import, export, type of merchanise, mode of transport, nationality of lorry, country of origin, country of destination, country of departureLand transport , Transport and tourism
The statistics show the lorry traffic for Norwegian and foreign lorries across the Norwegian border. They also show how many tonnes of goods they are transporting.

Carriage of goods by lorryQ3 2014



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Fewer goods on Norwegian lorries

A total of 3.2 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorry across the border in the 3rd quarter of 2014. This is 2.5 per cent more than in the corresponding quarter of 2013. Norwegian lorries’ market share decreased by 1.9 percentage points as a percentage of the goods transported compared with the 3rd quarter of 2013.

Import and export by lorry on road, by nationality of the lorry
Tonnage carried (tonnes)Import ratePer cent
3rd quarter 2013 - 3rd quarter 20143rd quarter 2009 - 3rd quarter 2014
3rd quarter 2014
All nationalities3 195 77661.42.519.1
Norway1 115 86538.0-2.7-10.2
Sweden916 28178.82.927.4
Denmark196 10479.66.735.1
Finland126 02168.01.23.0
Poland234 06159.34.9132.8
Germany112 14477.6-2.731.9
Netherlands60 31681.419.054.9
The Baltic States240 17367.216.6146.9
Russian Federation16 68550.9-41.6-43.4
Others178 12672.519.675.9

Despite the decline in the market share of the Norwegian-registered lorries in connection with imports and exports in the 3rd quarter of 2014, the Norwegian-registered lorries are still dominant, with a share of transport in and out of the country of 34.9 per cent.

The market share of Baltic-registered lorries’ freight to and from Norway increased gradually to 7.5 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2013. Polish-registered lorries had almost a similar market share with 7.3 per cent. Overall, these countries’ market shares were 0.9 percentage points higher than in the 3rd quarter of 2013. The Swedish lorries’ market share is relatively stable, at 28.7 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

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A large part of the timber exports that were incorrectly registered as lorry transport over a long period were moved to rail transport as from the 3rd quarter of 2014. New figures are updated dating back to the 1st quarter of 2013. There will therefore be a break in the statistics between the 4th quarter of 2012 and the 1st quarter of 2013. This is primarily important for comparability with the total number and market share of exports.