Goods carried by type of journeys, gross weight, and type of carriage



GOODS CARRIED BY RFT BY TYPE OF JOURNEYS, GROSS WEIGHT AND TYPE OF CARRIAGE
Type of journeys and gross weight II quarter
On own account For hire and reward Total
thsnd tons mln. tkm thsnd tons mln. tkm thsnd tons mln. tkm
NATIONAL TRANSPORT
Lorries up to 7.5 t. 83.3 5.3 73.2 10.4 156.5 15.7
Lorries from 7.5 to 15 t. 465.2 24.7 363.0 28.2 828.2 52.9
Lorries from 15 to 17 t. 78.5 2.8 5.0 0.7 83.5 3.5
Lorries from 17 to 25 t. 1 151.4 34.3 834.3 20.5 1 985.7 54.8
Lorries 25 t.and more 6 968.8 192.8 2 158.5 91.9 9 127.3 284.7
Road tractors 2 621.0 201.8 7 104.0 878.4 9 725.0 1 080.2
Total 11 368.2 461.7 10 538.0 1 030.1 21 906.2 1 491.8
INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT 1
Lorries up to 7.5 t. - - - - - -
Lorries from 7.5 to 15 t. 37.1 10.7 1.6 2.6 38.7 13.3
Lorries from 15 to 17 t. 4.7 0.8 - - 4.7 0.8
Lorries from 17 to 25 t. 4.5 0.7 36.0 30.4 40.5 31.1
Lorries 25 t.and more 0.0 0.0 150.8 134.8 150.8 134.8
Road tractors 68.5 66.7 4 478.5 3 789.5 4 547.0 3 856.2
Total 114.8 78.9 4 666.9 3 957.3 4 781.7 4 036.2
TOTAL
Lorries up to 7.5 t. 83.3 5.3 73.2 10.4 156.5 15.7
Lorries from 7.5 to 15 t. 502.3 35.4 364.6 30.8 866.9 66.2
Lorries from 15 to 17 t. 83.2 3.6 5.0 0.7 88.2 4.3
Lorries from 17 to 25 t. 1 155.9 35.0 870.3 50.9 2 026.2 85.9
Lorries 25 t.and more 6 968.8 192.8 2 309.3 226.7 9 278.1 419.5
Road tractors 2 689.5 268.5 11 582.5 4 667.9 14 272.0 4 936.4
Total 11 483.0 540.6 15 204.9 4 987.4 26 687.9 5 528.0

1 including transit, cross trade and cabotage
30.08.2019
Road freight transport (RFT) - Goods carried and transport performance
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Statistics on Services" Department

Contact name

Joana Iltchevska

Contact person function

Senior expert

Contact mail address

2, P.Volov Str. Sofia 1038, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 604

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified29 July 2014
Metadata last posted29 July 2014
Metadata last update29 July 2014
Statistical presentation
Data description

Goods carried - measures the total volume of goods carried by the road transport between two places (place of loading and place of unloading).

Transport performance - measured in tonne-kilometres corresponds to the transportation of one tone over one kilometre by the road transport.

Average distance travelled - characterizes the average distance in kilometres on which the goods have been carried for a specific time period.

Classification system

· Classification of economic Activities (CEA-2008, for international use NACE.BG-2008) - 49.41 "Road freight transport";

· Unique Classification for transported goods - NST 2007;

· Classification of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes in Bulgaria - NUTS;

· Classification of Dangerous goods - ADR.

Sector coverage

Data refer to road freight operation for own account or for hire or reward performed on national or international territory.

Statistical concepts and definitions

The quantity and performance of road freight transport are collected in tonnes, tonne-kilometres and vehicle-kilometres. Data refer to:

· National transport;

· International transport;

· Cross-trade;

· Cabotage.

Statistical unit

Road freight vehicle

Statistical population

Sample from the Register of motor vehicles.

Reference area

For the Republic of Bulgaria.

Time coverage

Since 1st quarter of 2000

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Thousand tonnes, million tkm, kilometres

Reference period

Quarter

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Council regulation (EC) No 1172/98 of 25 May 1998 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods by road;

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 2691/1999 of 17 December 1999 on rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) 1172/98 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods by road;

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 2163/2001 of 7 November 2001 concerning the technical arrangements for data transmission for statistics on the carriage of goods by road;

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 6/2003 of 30 December 2002 concerning the dissemination of statistics on the carriage of goods by road;

· Commission Regulation (EC) 642/2004 of 6 April 2004 on precision requirements for data collected in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/98 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods by road;

· Commission Regulation (EC) No 833/2007 of 16 July 2007 ending the transitional period provided for in Council regulation (EC) No 1172/98;

· Commission regulation (EC) No 1304/2007 of 7 November 2007 establishes NST 2007 as the unique goods classification for road freight and other transport statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 399/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 amended council regulation No 1172/98 as regards the committee procedure;

· Commission regulation (EC) No 520/2010 of 16 June 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 831/2002 concerning access to confidential data for scientific purposes as regards the available surveys and statistical data sources;

· Commission regulation (EU) 202/2010 of 10 march 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 6/2003 concerning the dissemination of statistics on the carriage of goods by road;

· Regulation (EU) No 70/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 January 2012 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of goods by road.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Commission regulation (EC) No 520/2010 of 16 June 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 831/2002 concerning access to confidential data for scientific purposes as regards the available surveys and statistical data sources;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

All road freight micro-data are treated as if they were confidential. Only aggregated data are published.

Release policy
Release calendar

Data are published according to the deadlines set in the National statistical program and the Release calendar - three months after the reference period.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data are published on the internet site of NSI and can be accessed from all users of statistical information.

Frequency of dissemination

Quarter, annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Press release on transport

Publications

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Bulgaria (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Road freight transport are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Domain statistics - Transport and Communications - Other annual data - Transport: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/7167

Micro-data access

The access to micro-data for research purposes is granted according to Commission Regulation (EC) No 831/2002 on access to confidential data for scientific purposes (addition of the 4 surveys:

European Health Interview Survey (EHIS), Community Statistics on Information Society (CSIS) - module 2: Households and individuals, Household Budget Survey (HBS), Carriage of Goods by Road (CGR).

Other

Data on road freight transport from all reporting countries are published on the internet site of Eurostat.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodology for road freight transport: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Transport_Methodology_RFT_en.pdf;

· Reference Manual on Road Freight Transport Statistics;

· Methodologies used in surveys of road freight transport in member states and candidate countries.

Quality documentation

Methodologies used in surveys of road freight transport in member states and candidate countries.

Quality management
Quality assurance

· Usage of common definition and methods;

· Checks and validation of data at national level;

· Annual reports to Eurostat on the national characteristics of the data collection;

· Data validation from Eurostat according to checks set in the methodology manual.

Quality assessment

The survey is carried out according the international requirements.

Relevance
User needs

Main users are state institutions, different organizations and specialized in the sector enterprises.

User satisfaction

Not applicable.

Completeness

From the survey are excluded vehicles with gross weight under 6 tonnes, military vehicles, vehicles of Ministry of Interior and other public administration, agricultural tractors and other motor vehicles non designed to carry goods, vehicles with weight and dimensions exceeding the normal permitted limits of the country.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Road freight data come from sample survey. The sample error should by up to 5%.

Sampling error

At the end of each reporting year the sample error in % is calculated. An error is calculated for each stratum separately in order to obtain the total error of the sample. This is done in respect of the tonnes and tonne-kilometres.

Non-sampling error

Underreporting can be considered as a prevalent bias of the road freight statistics. Having in mind that respondents ease their burden by omitting journeys, the underreporting is in principle an imminent systematic error.

The necessary actions are taken in order to reduce this error to minimum and to ensure better quality and completeness of the received data.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

Quarterly data are transmitted to Eurostat 5 months after the reference period.

Punctuality

All the data are transmitted according to the set deadline in the Regulations.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Not applicable.

Comparability - over time

Not applicable.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Road freight statistics is different from those of other transport modes and the most important characteristic is that the values are estimates based on sample surveys and that each reporting country reports on its haulier? operations all over the world, not just on national territory.

Cost and burden

Cost and Burden for the survey are defined according the National Statistical Program for each reference year.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Countries can update incomplete or revised datasets referring to previous quarters at the same time when they submit new quarterly datasets. Data are revised on the basis of detected errors.

Data revision - practice

See 19.1.

Statistical processing
Source data

The information is obtained weekly from all freight vehicles with weight over 6 tonnes included in the sample for the reference period.

Frequency of data collection

Quarterly

Data collection

Sample survey

Data validation

With special software.

Data compilation

With special software.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
  • Goods carried by type of journeys and type of carriage
  • Goods carried by type of journeys, gross weight, and type of carriage
  • International transport according to country of unloading and type of carriage
  • International transport according to country of loading and type of carriage
  • National transport according to the nature of goods and type of carriage
  • National transport by regions of unloading and type of carriage
  • National transport by regions of loading and type of carriage
  • Friday, 29 May 2009 - 11:00

    Total number of the railway serious injury accidents in 2008 increased from 55 to 64 as compared to 2007, while the accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion - by 23.8%.

  • Wednesday, 20 May 2009 - 11:00

    In April 2009 the goods carried by the railway transport dropped by 13.4% in comparison with the previous month and reached to 1 052.9 thousand tones, while the passengers carried increased by 7.0% to 2 721.8 thousands.

  • Wednesday, 22 April 2009 - 11:00

    In March 2009 the goods carried by the railway transport rised by 1.8% in comparison with the previous month and reached to 1 216.4 thousand tones, while the passengers carried increased by 4.4% to 2 544.5 thousands.

  • Friday, 20 March 2009 - 11:00

    In February 2009 the goods carried by the railway transport were 1 194.6 thousand tones or by 3.5% more than the previous month, while the passengers decreased by 7.8% to 2 437.4 thousands.

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