Imports

Transport written question – answered on 28th October 2003.

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Photo of Mr Denzil Davies Mr Denzil Davies Labour, Llanelli

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage by volume of the goods imported into the United Kingdom in the latest available financial year were transported by (a) sea, (b) rail and (c) air.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Minister of State, Department for Transport

In 2002 1 , the estimated shares of goods (tonnes lifted) imported into the United Kingdom were as follows:

1 Information is not available on a financial year basis.

Percentage
Sea 95
Rail(1) 4
Air Less than 1 per cent.

(1) Goods transported through the Channel Tunnel on through trains or on the freight shuttle.

Source:

DfT (sea), Eurotunnel (rail), Civil Aviation Authority (air)

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