In the Netherlands, 686 million tons of cargo were transported by road last year, a decrease of 0.4 percent compared to the previous year and the first decrease in the amount of cargo transported since 2014. However, the weight transported within the Netherlands increased according to Wednesday presents Prepare From the Central Bureau of Statistics.
In the Netherlands, 561 tons of cargo were transported by road in 2020, an increase of 0.2 percent. The majority of this, 82 percent, was responsible for Dutch trucks. International freight transport by Dutch trucking fell 2.7 percent to nearly 125 million tons.
Within the Netherlands, mainly agricultural products and other foodstuffs were transported. The transportation of construction materials also increased in 2020. The transportation of goods such as steel and chemical products was lower.
The decrease in the international weight transported is mainly due to the lower volume vis-à-vis the UK. This was 12.7% lower last year. The weight that Dutch trucks brought to France and Belgium decreased by 9.7 and 5.8 percent, respectively.
Less cargo transported by Dutch trucks
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