dave October 24, 2019 No Comments

The 17/18 Freight demand study, the first for five years, was released recently without fanfare. Here is a link to the report.

https://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/Import/Uploads/Research/Documents/National-Freight-Demand-Study-3-Final-report-Oct2019.pdf

There are many interesting findings, too many to list here. But in a nutshell comparing 2017/18 with the previous report period in 2012, rail volume decreased 17% (partly due to the Kaikoura earthquake), and domestic sea freight volume increased 12%.

Overall billions of tonne/km increased 10.5% from 29.51 to 32.62.

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