MemberJanuary 27, 2022 at 2:27 AM
The graph illustrates the quantities of goods imported in the UK using four different transport
modes namely Road, Water, Rail and Pipeline for the year 1974 to 2002
Overall, the road and water shipping type increased gradually over the period, while the product quantity of rail mode has fluctuations.
In 1974 the products transported in the UK through water and rail mode were nearly 38 million tones and 40 million tones. Water’s trend slightly increased to 58 million tonnes in 1982. During 1982 to 1994, the quantities of stocks were nearly 58 million tonnes and then slightly declined to 50 million tonnes in 1998. Then, there was a growth of nearly 12 million tones at the end of the year. In the meantime, the rail mode has fluctuations and reached 40 million tones at the end of the year.
In early 1974, 8 million tones stocks were transported in the UK through Pipeline mode and 70 million tones(highest among other shipping types) by road transport. The road’s trend increased steadily to 80 million tones in 1984 and reached 98 million tones(highest among other transport modes) in the end of the year. Meanwhile, the pipeline trend has 22 million tones in 1982 and remained steady until 1990. However, it slightly decreased to 20 million tonnes (lesser among other importing types) in 1994 and remained stable till the end of the year(2002).