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10-08-2022 13:19

Road Freight Transport: 1st Quarter 2022

The Statistical Service announces the release of the latest figures for road freight transport for the first quarter of 2022.

During the period January-March 2022, the total weight of goods transported by road in Cyprus increased by 32,8% compared to the corresponding period of 2021, while the weight of freight transported from and to Cyprus also increased by 35,2%.

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 3 tonnes are sampled. The sample consists of 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.

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.


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

For more information visit theCYSTAT Portal, subtheme Services Predefined Tables (Excel) or contact Ms Andrie Milidoni: tel.: 22602240, e-mail: