The transport performance generated on Swiss roads in 2018 totalled 17.7 billion tonne-kilometres – i.e. 30% more than in 2000. By far the largest part, i.e. 95%, was accounted for by heavy goods transport by lorries and road tractors. In contrast, the contribution of light utility vehicles (especially delivery vans) accounted for only 5%. This is because light vehicles have a small payload.
The share of light utility vehicles in the vehicle-kilometres covered was higher than that of heavy goods vehicles (67% compared with 33% in 2018). Overall, goods vehicles covered 6.8 billion kilometres in Switzerland in 2018. This is equal to roughly a tenth of the kilometre performance of all motorised road transport.