|Road freight activity, Quarter 2 2019-2021|
|Q2 2019||Q2 2020||Q2 2021||% change Q2 2020-2021|
|Tonnes carried (thousand)||42,782||30,034||40,141||33.7%|
|Vehicle kilometres (million)||450||305||428||40.3%|
|Laden journeys (thousand)||3,966||2,403||3,203||33.3%|
In the second quarter of 2020, a total of 40.1 million tonnes of goods was transported by road. This represents an increase of 33.7% when compared with the same period in 2020 and a decrease of 6.1% when compared with the same period in 2019. Road Freight activity may have been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions, which were in place in Ireland in Q2 2020 and were re-imposed at the beginning of 2021. See table 1.
The results also show: