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Road Freight Transport Survey
Quarter 3 2020
Road freight tonnage decreased by 5.4% in Quarter 3 2020
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- In the third quarter of 2020, a total of 39.8 million tonnes of goods was transported by road. This represents a decrease of 5.4% when compared with the same period in 2019. See table 1.
- Activity measured as weight by distance (tonne-kilometres) fell by 5.1% to 3,110 million tonne-kilometres in the third quarter of 2020 when compared with the same quarter in 2019.
- The total distance covered by road freight transport in the third quarter was 401 million kilometres.
- The commodity group 'Quarry products, metal ores and peat' represented 27.7% of all tonnes carried. See table 2.