Freight lifted - Table 13.6
Mass of freight goods carried on the rail network (million tonnes)
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 1982-83 to 2016-17
Quarter data (financial year): 1996-97 Quarter 1 to 2016-17 Quarter 4
Financial year
Coal
Other
Total
1982-83
90.9
54.7
145.7
1983-84
81.6
57.4
139.0
1984-85
14.5
50.7
65.2
1985-86
81.9
57.8
139.7
1986-87
77.2
61.2
138.4
1987-88
78.8
65.6
144.4
1988-89
79.2
70.3
149.5
1989-90
75.8
67.3
143.1
1990-91
74.7
63.4
138.2
1991-92
75.1
60.7
135.8
1992-93
67.9
54.4
122.4
1993-94
48.9
54.3
103.2
1994-95
42.5
54.8
97.3
1995-96
45.2
55.5
100.7
1996-97
52.2
49.6
101.8
1997-98
50.3
55.1
105.4
1998-99
45.3
56.8
102.1
1999-00
35.9
60.6
96.5
2000-01
35.3
60.3
95.6
2001-02
39.5
54.5
93.9
2002-03
34.0
53.0
87.0
2003-04
35.2
53.7
88.9
2004-05
44.1
56.8
100.9
2005-06
47.6
57.7
105.3
2006-07
48.7
59.5
108.2
2007-08
43.3
59.1
102.4
2008-09
46.6
56.1
102.7
2009-10
37.9
49.3
87.2
2010-11
38.8
51.1
89.9
2011-12
44.4
57.3
101.7
2012-13
52.0
61.1
113.1
2013-14
51.5
65.1
116.6
2014-15
43.5
67.0
110.5
2015-16
19.8
66.3
86.1
2016-17
12.0
67.4
79.4
Financial quarter
Coal
Other
Total
1996-97 Quarter 1
12.6
12.4
25.0
1996-97 Quarter 2
12.2
12.1
24.3
1996-97 Quarter 3
13.4
12.3
25.7
1996-97 Quarter 4
14.0
12.8
26.8
1997-98 Quarter 1
12.6
13.3
25.9
1997-98 Quarter 2
12.2
13.5
25.7
1997-98 Quarter 3
12.5
13.9
26.4
1997-98 Quarter 4
13.0
14.4
27.4
1998-99 Quarter 1
10.5
14.2
24.7
1998-99 Quarter 2
11.4
14.5
25.9
1998-99 Quarter 3
11.6
14.0
25.6
1998-99 Quarter 4
11.8
14.1
25.9
1999-00 Quarter 1
8.4
15.1
23.5
1999-00 Quarter 2
8.5
15.0
23.5
1999-00 Quarter 3
9.5
15.7
25.2
1999-00 Quarter 4
9.5
14.8
24.3
2000-01 Quarter 1
8.7
16.2
24.9
2000-01 Quarter 2
8.0
15.6
23.6
2000-01 Quarter 3
8.6
13.8
22.4
2000-01 Quarter 4
9.9
14.7
24.6
2001-02 Quarter 1
10.3
13.8
24.1
2001-02 Quarter 2
9.6
13.9
23.5
2001-02 Quarter 3
9.8
13.1
22.9
2001-02 Quarter 4
9.7
13.7
23.4
2002-03 Quarter 1
8.3
13.5
21.8
2002-03 Quarter 2
7.8
13.1
21.0
2002-03 Quarter 3
8.4
12.7
21.2
2002-03 Quarter 4
9.5
13.6
23.1
2003-04 Quarter 1
8.7
13.2
21.9
2003-04 Quarter 2
8.6
13.8
22.4
2003-04 Quarter 3
8.9
13.0
21.9
2003-04 Quarter 4
9.0
13.7
22.6
2004-05 Quarter 1
10.6
14.4
25.0
2004-05 Quarter 2
10.6
14.4
25.0
2004-05 Quarter 3
11.7
14.3
26.0
2004-05 Quarter 4
11.1
13.6
24.8
2005-06 Quarter 1
11.2
14.5
25.6
2005-06 Quarter 2
10.6
14.0
24.6
2005-06 Quarter 3
12.9
14.9
27.9
2005-06 Quarter 4
12.9
14.3
27.2
2006-07 Quarter 1
13.0
15.1
28.1
2006-07 Quarter 2
11.4
14.7
26.1
2006-07 Quarter 3
12.5
14.7
27.2
2006-07 Quarter 4
11.8
15.0
26.9
2007-08 Quarter 1
10.8
14.6
25.4
2007-08 Quarter 2
10.2
15.1
25.3
2007-08 Quarter 3
11.1
14.7
25.8
2007-08 Quarter 4
11.1
14.7
25.8
2008-09 Quarter 1
10.9
15.4
26.3
2008-09 Quarter 2
11.4
15.3
26.7
2008-09 Quarter 3
12.2
13.3
25.6
2008-09 Quarter 4
12.0
12.1
24.2
2009-10 Quarter 1
10.2
11.8
21.9
2009-10 Quarter 2
8.6
13.0
21.6
2009-10 Quarter 3
9.6
12.3
22.0
2009-10 Quarter 4
9.5
12.2
21.7
2010-11 Quarter 1
8.3
12.3
20.6
2010-11 Quarter 2
9.6
12.5
22.1
2010-11 Quarter 3
9.9
12.0
21.8
2010-11 Quarter 4
11.0
14.3
25.3
2011-12 Quarter 1
9.7
14.4
24.1
2011-12 Quarter 2
10.3
15.0
25.3
2011-12 Quarter 3
11.5
14.2
25.7
2011-12 Quarter 4
12.9
13.7
26.6
2012-13 Quarter 1
13.2
15.2
28.3
2012-13 Quarter 2
11.6
15.2
26.9
2012-13 Quarter 3
13.4
14.9
28.3
2012-13 Quarter 4
13.8
15.8
29.7
2013-14 Quarter 1
13.3
16.3
29.6
2013-14 Quarter 2
12.8
16.8
29.5
2013-14 Quarter 3
13.0
16.0
29.0
2013-14 Quarter 4
12.4
16.0
28.4
2014-15 Quarter 1
10.6
17.0
27.6
2014-15 Quarter 2
9.0
16.8
25.8
2014-15 Quarter 3
10.8
16.0
26.8
2014-15 Quarter 4
13.2
17.1
30.3
2015-16 Quarter 1
5.6
16.6
22.2
2015-16 Quarter 2
4.6
16.8
21.4
2015-16 Quarter 3
6.1
16.9
23.0
2015-16 Quarter 4
3.5
16.0
19.5
2016-17 Quarter 1
2.8
16.5
19.2
2016-17 Quarter 2
2.5
16.5
19.0
2016-17 Quarter 3
3.4
17.3
20.8
2016-17 Quarter 4
3.3
17.1
20.4
Source(s):
Freight Operating Companies (FOCs)
Symbols:
(:)           Data not available
(r)          Data revised
(p)          Data are provisional
 
Notes:
1.       Annual and quarterly data up to and including 1998-99 are only available to one decimal place so any discrepancies in the totals is due to rounding.
More details on methodology can be found in the quality report relating to this dataset:
This dataset is used in the freight rail usage statistical release. To view or download the statistical release:
Revisions:
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Other datasets:
1.       Department for Transport publishes annual statistics on domestic waterborne freight and quarterly/annual statistics on freight handled by UK ports. To view or download the latest statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/maritime-and-shipping-statistics
2.       Department for Transport publishes statistics on domestic and international road freight. To view or download the latest statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-freight-domestic-and-international-statistics
3.       Eurostat publishes data on freight transport statistics including an annual breakdown of rail freight by commodity. Eurostat uses the standard goods classification, NST (2007), which differ from those used in the table above. To access the latest Eurostat freight statistics: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/transport/data/database and to find