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13-05-2021 13:20

Road Freight Transport: 4th Quarter 2020

Freight transport in Cyprus -10,0% and from and to Cyprus -1,8%

The Statistical Service announces the release of the latest figures for road freight transport for the fourth quarter of 2020.

During the period October-December 2020, the total weight of goods transported by road in Cyprus showed a decrease of 10,0% compared to the corresponding period of 2019, while the weight of freight transported from and to Cyprus recorded a decrease of 1,8%.

During the period January-December 2020, the total weight of goods transported by road in Cyprus decreased by 11,3% compared to the corresponding period of 2019, while the weight of freight transported from and to Cyprus decreased by 12,0%.

 

Table1

Road Freight Transport (thousand tonnes)

2020

 

Percentage Change

(%)

Jan-Mar

Apr-Jun

Jul-Sep

Oct-Dec

 

Oct-Dec 2020/

Oct-Dec 2019

Jan-Dec 2020/

Jan-Dec 2019

In Cyprus

7.323,4

6.462,7

6.721,2

5.508,8

 

-10,0

-11,3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From and to Cyprus

6,3

6,4

6,4

6,1

 

-1,8

-12,0

 

Table 2

Road Freight Transport

(million-tonnekilometres)

2020

 

Percentage Change

(%)

Jan-Mar

Apr-Jun

Jul-Sep

Oct-Dec

 

Oct-Dec 2020/

Oct-Dec 2019

Jan-Dec 2020/

Jan-Dec 2019

In Cyprus

175,8

166,2

200,7

129,0

 

-25,0

-19,2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From and to Cyprus

6,9

11,0

9,7

9,6

 

+24,2

+39,8

 

METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Scope and coverage

The aim of the Carriage of Goods by Road Survey is the collection of statistical data concerning the carriage of goods by road in Cyprus or from and to Cyprus, by means of road transport vehicles, which are registered in the Department of Road Transport.

For the national carriage of goods, a sample is selected from the vehicle’s register. Only vehicles whose load capacity is more than three (3) tonnes are sampled. The sample consists of nine (9) categories (strata) according to the load capacity of the vehicle and the type of transport (hire or reward and own account) and covers all 52 weeks of the year.

The international carriage of goods covers all movements of freight (inbound and outbound journeys) around the year.

The data compiled are transmitted to Eurostat according to the Regulation (EU) No 70/2012 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods by road.

Annual total results are included in the table “Road Transport” on the website of the Statistical Service.

Data collection

The unit of enumeration is the goods road transport vehicle. The data collected for each vehicle relates to their characteristics, the route and the goods carried.

For the national carriage of goods, data is collected through telephone interviews around the year by enumerators, while for the international carriage of goods questionnaires are filled in by the vehicle drivers at Limassol Port and then collected by officers of the Customs and Excise Department.

Definitions

A tonne-kilometre (tkm) is a unit of measure of freight transport which represents the transport of one tone of goods by a given transport mode over a distance of one kilometre.

For more information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Transport and Communications

Contact

Andri Milidoni: Tel.: 22602240, E-mail: amilidoni@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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