Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: quarter 2 2011
|Publisher:||Department for Transport|
|Published date:||25 August 2011|
|Series:||Roll-on roll-off international freight|
|Statistics topic:||Foreign registered vehicles, Freight international, Maritime, Road freight|
This Statistical Release summarises results from the survey on road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe from Great Britain. It includes all the main ferry routes between Great Britain and mainland Europe. Ferry routes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland are not included. These results are published quarterly 8 weeks after the end of the quarter.
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Year ending Q1 2011
- 2.51 million goods vehicles travelled from Great Britain to mainland Europe in the year ending Q2 2011, 3 per cent higher than the year ending Q2 2010 and 53 per cent higher than in 1996, but 14 per cent lower that the peak in 2007.
- 1.83 million of these goods vehicles were powered vehicles and 675 thousand were unaccompanied trailers, up 3 per cent and 2 per cent respectively on the year ending Q2 2010.
- 633 thousand goods vehicles travelled from Great Britain to mainland Europe during Q2 2011, virtually unchanged compare with Q2 2010.
- 464 thousand of these goods vehicles were powered vehicles, up 2 per cent on Q2 2010 and 170 thousand were unaccompanied trailers, down 4 per cent on Q2 2010.
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