Freight Volumes Down Post Brexit

Freight Volumes Down Post Brexit
12 Mar 2021

UK Overseas Freight Down 18% in February 2021

In February 2021, the volume of accompanied and unaccompanied freight units travelling between the UK and Europe (including the Republic of Ireland) declined by 18% compared with the same month of 2020.

While the decline was less than the 34% decline seen in January 2021, the decline in February means that in the first two month of 2021, UK-Europe freight is down by 27% compared with the first two months of 2020.

Despite the controversary over freight from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, freight volumes to and from Northern Ireland from GB increased by 5% in February 2021, compared with February 2020, after falling by 2% in the previous month.

The star performer in terms of freight volumes – albeit from a low starting base – has been freight direct from Ireland to the Continent which has grown by 212% in the first two months of 2021 compared with the same period of 2020.

The above data comes from the monthly IRN Research freighstat report.

For more information on the Freightstat report


IRN Team

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