Road goods vehicles Second Quarter 2006

Road goods vehicles travelling to Mainland Europe Second Quarter 2006

London, United Kingdom – The Department for Transport has 2006-08-17 published National Statistics on the number of road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe from Great Britain: second quarter 2006.

Figures for total foreign-registered vehicles (and hence total powered vehicles and the overall number of vehicles) are seasonally adjusted to help identify underlying trends, especially changes between successive quarters. All other figures are presented on an unadjusted basis, as they show no evidence of seasonality.


  • The total number of vehicles travelling to mainland Europe was 702,000, a level virtually unchanged from the previous quarter and from the second quarter of 2005.
  • 504,800 of this total were powered vehicles, a 2 per cent decrease on the previous quarter and on the second quarter of 2005.
  • The number of unaccompanied trailers, 197,200, increased by 5 per cent compared with the previous quarter and by 4 per cent compared with the second quarter of 2005.
  • UK-registered vehicles accounted for 25 per cent of all powered vehicles, the same level as a year previously.

  • 1. The publication of more detailed quarterly Road Goods Vehicles Travelling to Mainland Europe Bulletins, which included commentary and a number of charts, has been discontinued. Summary quarterly statistical releases will continue to be published as usual, and detailed tables will appear on the DfT website. A detailed Bulletin will be published annually in February when full calendar results are available.
  • 2. The statistics are compiled from returns provided by roll-on/roll-off ferry operators and by Eurotunnel on the total number of vehicles travelling from GB to mainland Europe. Survey results are broken down by country of vehicle registration, by country of disembarkation and by GB port group. Separate figures are given for powered vehicles and unaccompanied trailers.
  • 3. Powered vehicles comprise rigid vehicles, lorries with semi-trailers (articulated units) and lorries with drawbar trailers. (Some vehicles under 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight are also included.) Unaccompanied trailers are trailers and semi-trailers not accompanied on the ferry by a powered unit. They are not carried on the freight shuttle.

The report is available on the Department’s website

Auteur: Redactie Infrasite

Bron: Department for Transport (UK)