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Scottish Transport Statistics No 29: 2010 Edition

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Table 7.13 Freight traffic lifted in Scotland by destination and by commodity

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Freight lifted (weight)

by destination

million tonnes

within Scotland

2.65

2.87

4.28

4.03

4.27

3.75

4.36

4.80

5.30

6.30

6.10

elsewhere in the UK

4.21

4.45

3.09

4.90

4.36

4.13

6.38

8.97

7.13

4.55

3.84

outwith the UK1

0.84

0.91

0.88

0.64

0.49

0.43

0.51

0.54

0.53

0.50

0.39

Total

7.69

8.24

8.25

9.57

9.12

8.32

11.25

14.31

12.96

11.35

10.33

by commodity

million tonnes

minerals/ coal, coke

5.72

6.03

6.29

7.58

7.18

6.24

8.73

10.80

9.87

7.29

6.09

other

1.97

2.21

1.96

1.99

1.94

2.08

2.52

3.52

3.09

4.06

4.27

Total

7.69

8.24

8.25

9.57

9.12

8.32

11.25

14.32

12.96

11.35

10.36

Freight moved (weight x distance)

by destination

million tonne-kilometres

within Scotland

285

341

620

572

632

576

632

623

692

1,143

1,230

elsewhere in the UK

1,896

1,908

1,246

2,083

1,752

1,634

2,734

3,296

2,530

1,388

1,047

outwith the UK1

606

643

596

444

353

308

368

385

375

352

266

Total

2,787

2,891

2,462

3,099

2,737

2,519

3,734

4,304

3,597

2,883

2,543

by commodity

million tonne-kilometres

minerals/ coal, coke

1,802

1,871

1,603

2,293

2,017

1,734

2,797

3,479

2,846

1,749

1,443

other

985

1,020

859

806

720

783

939

825

751

1,134

1,100

Total

2,787

2,891

2,462

3,099

2,737

2,517

3,736

4,304

3,597

2,883

2,543

Source: Rail freight companies - Not National Statistics
1. From 1996-97, outwith the UK includes freight taken to ports for export (such freight was previously counted under either within Scotland or elsewhere in the UK, depending upon the location of the port).

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