The graph below shows the quantities of goods transported in the UK between 1974 and 2002 by four different modes of transport
The diagram desmonstrates the amount of goods traded using four types of transport in the UK from 1974 to 2002.
Overall, the quantities of goods transported increased significantly between 1974 and 2002. In that period, road was the main mode of transport while pipeline was the least used for carrying products.
It can be seen from the graph that in 1974, road took the first place as the most common way for transporting goods with above 70 million of tonnes per year. This trend continued to rise dramatically, which again proved the important role of road.
There were the same amount of products transported by water and rail, accounted for approximately 40 million of tonnes. However, while water transportation became more popular, which made the volume of goods transported by that way increased through times and eventually hit above 60 million of tonnes in 2002, railway transport fluctuated and was left behind by water way
Pipeline had the most stable growth as the volume of goods transported by pipeline climbed up promptly from above 0 million of tonnes to above 20 millions without any reduction during 1974 to 2002