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Sun, 30 Jun, 2013 12:00:28 AM
FTimes Report, June 30

The volume of goods transported by lorries has decreased slightly in the first quarter of the current year, according to the Statistics Finland.
The data on goods transport by road compiled by the Statistics Finland showed that a total of 60 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorries in the first quarter of 2013, which was one per cent less than in the corresponding quarter of 2012.
 
The volume of transported soil materials decreased by 18 per cent but the volume of other transported goods increased by six per cent compared to the first quarter of 2012.
 
The total transport volume of lorries amounted to 5.3 billion tonne-kilometres in the first quarter of 2013, which was six per cent higher than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
 
Ninety-five per cent of the volume was transported in professional transports and five per cent in private transports.
 
The data for the statistics on goods transport by road are collected from lorry owners with a quarterly sample survey.

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