Freight transported by road to Ireland from the UK 2000-2018

This statistic shows the amount of freight transported by UK registered road vehicles to Ireland from 2000 to 2018, in thousand tonnes. Figures for travel between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland where the whole journey was confined to the island of Ireland were excluded. In 2018, there were 1.3 million tonnes of freight transported from the UK to Ireland, a dramatic increase compared to the previous year.
Overall, UK registered road vehicles moved over four million tonnes of freight to EU15 countries.

Amount of freight transported to Ireland by vehicles registered in the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2018 (in 1,000 tonnes)*

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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Excludes vehicles travelling between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland only, i.e. where the whole journey is confined to the island of Ireland.

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