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Transport and Travel in Scotland 2010

Summarises a broad range of transport statistics including road vehicles, traffic, casualties, bus and rail passengers, road and rail freight, air and water transport and personal travel as well as providing some comparisons with GB figures. Further breakdowns of Scottish Household Survey transport data including households' access to cars and bikes, frequency of driving, modes of travel to work and school, use and opinions of public transport and access to services are also presented.


Table H2 Summary of freight traffic1

(b) freight moved - millions of tonne-kilometres

Year 2 Road Rail Coastwise Inland Pipeline 3,6
shipping waterway
lifted in lifted in lifted in lifted in see
Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland notes
millions of tonne-kilometres
1960 .. .. .. ..
1961 .. .. .. ..
1962 .. .. .. ..
1963 .. .. .. ..
1964 .. .. .. ..
1965 .. .. .. ..
1966 .. .. .. ..
1967 .. .. .. ..
1968 .. .. .. ..
1969 .. .. .. .. ..
1970 .. .. .. .. ..
1971 .. .. .. .. ..
1972 .. .. .. .. ..
1973 .. .. .. .. ..
1974 .. .. .. .. ..
1975 .. .. .. .. ..
1976 .. .. .. .. ..
1977 .. .. .. .. ..
1978 .. .. .. .. ..
1979 .. .. .. .. ..
1980 .. .. .. .. ..
1981 .. .. .. .. ..
1982 .. .. .. .. ..
1983 .. .. .. .. ..
1984 .. .. .. .. ..
1985 9,706 .. .. .. ..
1986 9,332 .. .. .. ..
1987 10,225 .. 19,810 262 ..
1988 11,520 .. 22,910 264 ..
1989 12,339 .. 23,020 268 ..
1990 12,309 .. 19,090 315 ..
1991 11,909 .. 22,850 298 ..
1992 12,121 .. 20,940 270 5,132
1993 12,426 .. 19,710 290 ..
1994 12,995 .. 19,740 290 5,279
1995 13,965 .. 25,110 300 5,693
1996 14,163 1,427 29,250 300 5,688
1997 14,236 2,145 26,280 310 5,717
1998 14,856 2,787 29,610 260 5,946
19994 14,988 2,891 26,850 240 5,905
2000 14,817 2,462 20,100 280 5,933
2001 14,425 3,099 15,600 280 5,929
2002 14,170 2,737 14,540 240 5,909
20035 14,432 2,519 14,850 240 5,832
2004 15,195 3,734 14,060 240 5,820
2005 13,507 4,304 17,457 251 5,869
2006 14,233 3,597 14,491 249 5,715
2007 15,349 2,883 16,909 268 5,726
2008 13,936 2,543 17,890 312 5,725
2009 12,348 2,549 15,321 244 5,725
2010 .. .. .. .. 5,725

1. The figures for 'road', 'rail', 'coastwise shipping' and 'inland waterways' relate to freight lifted in Scotland;
for 'pipeline' it is the estimated tonne-kilometres for crude oil carried by on-shore pipelines which are
over 50km in length. This table does not show the tonne-kilometres for one port traffic to / from oil rigs
and the sea bed or for coastal shipping (as defined in part [a] of this table).

2. The figures are all for calendar years except for the figures for rail,
which are for the financial years which start in the specified calendar years
( e.g. the rail figures for 1997 are for 1997-98).

3. Over 50km

4. A new system for collecting port statistics was introduced in 2000. Data prior to that are on a different basis.

5. Changes to the methodology for collecting road freight data mean that previous figures are not comparable.

6. Pipeline figures for 2010 are estimated.

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