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Roads: Freight

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the annual movement of freight by road in billion tonne miles was in each year since 1997. (306966)

Domestic road freight transport performed by GB-registered vehicles is available in Table 4.1 in the publication ‘Transport Statistics Great Britain 2009 Edition’. This is available on the DFT website at the following link:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/tsgb/2009edition/

This table does not include the activity of foreign registered vehicles as this is not centrally collected.

A summary is provided as follows:

Domestic freight transport by road, Great Britain

Goods moved(billion tonne kilometres)

1997

157

1998

160

1999

158

2000

159

2001

159

2002

159

2003

162

2004

163

2005

163

2006

167

2007

173

2008

163