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Freight

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) volume and (b) weight of freight was transported within the UK by (i) road, (ii) rail, (iii) inland water, (iv) coastal water and (v) pipeline in each year since 2001. (253310)

Domestic freight transport by mode is available in table 4.1 in the publication “Transport Statistics Great Britain 2008 Edition”. This is available on the DfT website at the following link:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/tsgb/2008edition/

Summary tables is provided as follows:

Domestic freight transport by mode, Great Britain, goods lifted

Million tonnes

Road

Rail1

Coastwise traffic between UK ports

One-port traffic of UK ports2

Inland waters traffic

Pipeline

Total

2001

1,682

94

59

35

38

151

2,058

2002

1,734

87

60

44

36

146

2,106

2003

1,753

89

59

39

35

141

2,116

2004

1,863

100

60

35

33

158

2,248

2005

1,868

105

65

32

35

168

2,275

2006

1,940

108

58

31

38

159

2,333

2007

2,001

102

59

29

38

146

2,376

Domestic freight transport by mode, Great Britain, goods moved

Billion tonne kilometres

Road

Rail1

Coastwise traffic between UK ports

One-port traffic of UK ports2

Inland waters traffic

Pipeline

Total

2001

159

19

34

23

1

12

248

2002

159

19

35

31

1

11

256

2003

162

19

33

26

1

11

252

2004

163

20

35

23

1

11

253

2005

163

22

39

20

1

11

257

2006

167

22

32

18

1

11

251

2007

173

21

35

15

1

10

255

1 Rail data are based on financial years (2001-02 etc.).

2 Traffic to and from UK offshore installations and sea dredging.