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Road traffic

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  • Release date: 17 January 2014
  • Period covered: 2012
  • Next update: 13 August 2014
An annual report presenting information on volume of traffic by type of vehicle and class of road.

Key points

  • In 2012, the total volume of motorised traffic in Wales was 26.8 billion vehicle kilometres, which is equivalent to 8,700 vehicles kilometres, or 5,400 miles, per head of the population over the year.
  • Within this total volume of traffic, cars accounted for 80 per cent of the total.
  • Vehicles travelled mostly on the major roads, with 65 per cent of motor traffic in Wales either on motorways or A roads.
  • Motor traffic in Wales peaked in 2007. Traffic in 2012 was 4.4 per cent lower than 2007 at 26.8 billion vehicle kilometres.  In contrast, traffic grew by 12.4 per cent between 1999 (when the Welsh Government started) and 2007.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5413
Email: stats.transport@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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