Coal freight moved by train in Great Britain 2002-2019

This statistic presents the amount of coal moved as freight by rail in Great Britain between 2002/03 and 2018/19. In the period under consideration, coal freight volume presented a trend of decline with some fluctuation. The peak in the coal freight moved by train was recorded in 2006/07, at 8.56 billion net tonne-kilometers. Since then, coal freight volume has declined, reaching 1.17 net tonne-kilometers in 2018/19.

Amount of coal freight moved annually on the rail network in Great Britain from 2002/03 to 2018/19 (in billion net tonne-kilometers

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United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2019

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