Norway: road transport costs up 17% compared to Q3 2021

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Figures from Norway's statistics office show that the costs of road transport operators increased 17% in Q3 2022 compared to the year before.

Norway: road transport costs up 17% compared to Q3 2021
Photo: Ole Husby from Melhus, Norway, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

According to Norwegian road transport website tungt.no, which analysed the data, higher diesel prices accounted for just over 45% of this increase. Other costs (salaries, materials, maintenance, administration, financing etc) were responsible for the rest.

Another interesting comparison that was made in tungt.no’s analysis is the disparity in the increase between Norway’s consumer price index, which has gone up 6.9%, and the road transport costs, which have risen by the aforementioned 17%.

The least affected businesses are those involved in relocation and waste disposal. Costs here have risen by 1.8%.

By contrast, the largest increase (19.5%) has been faced by Norway’s timber transport industry.


Photo: Ole Husby from Melhus, Norway, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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