24 November 1995

Grain haulage costs static

GRAIN haulage charges showed little change in 1995, according to the Home-Grown Cereals Authoritys annual survey of about 500 traders and processors.

With hauliers facing higher fuel duty, costs rose just 3p/t to £5.07/t for an average journey of 61 miles. But despite the overall increase, charges for shorter journeys (up to 30 miles) actually fell.

Scotland had the highest costs across all distances in 1995.


Regional Haulage Costs (£/t)

25 miles 75 miles

1994199519941995

South-east3.783.905.545.53

East midlands3.723.535.275.22

East Anglia3.613.825.245.10

South-west4.364.095.575.74

West midlands4.114.305.915.67

North-west3.643.795.284.89

Northern3.593.935.295.32

Yorks & Humberside3.663.655.275.23

Scotland4.184.575.806.03

Great Britain4.063.985.385.49

UK4.053.975.385.49