Haulage rates remain low over the last 3 years

Published: 04 March 2015

Haulage rates remain low over the last 3 years
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Road haulage rates have barley risen over the last three years according to recent data released from the Office for National Statistics.
 
According to the ONS’s latest ‘Services Producer Price Indices’ rates within the road haulage industry at the end of 2014 were exactly the same as they were at the end of Q1 2013. The index for the industry in both cases being at 104.8 which is only 0.4 more than the beginning of 2012 when the index rate was at 104.4.
 
Since the start of 2013 the index for road haulage has actually dipped, falling to as low as 104.2 at the end of Q4 2013 before increasing back up to 104.9 in Q3 2014.
 
Rail freight has fared slightly better over the last three years with the industry index rising from 104.1 at the end of Q1 2012 to 105.9 at the end of 2014, an increase of 1.8.
 
The index for warehousing and storage showed a slight drop over the period from Q1 2012 when the index was 108.0 to 106.5 at the end of Q4 2014, a decrease of 2.5.
 
Courier services rates have actually decreased since Q1 2012 when the index was at 100.9, at the close of Q4 2014 the index sat at 99.7 which is a drop of 1.2. The index has increased slightly from Q1 2013 when there was a dip at 98.5

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