The line graph compares the number of products moved in the UK by four different means of transportation over a period of 28 years.
Overall, the road was by far the most commonly used method of transportation over the period shown. The use of pipeline mode to ship the goods was still limited in each year.
In 1974, the road was the main shipment of goods in the UK, transferring around 70 tonnes. Meanwhile, the figures for waterways and railways were comparatively lower, at around 38 tonnes and 40 tonnes, respectively. In the meanwhile, the number of goods was shipped by pipeline the least, with merely 5 tonnes.
Between 1974 and 2002, the large number of products are primarily delivered via roads and remained the most favored means of transport. Water transport and railroads shared the second position at the beginning of the period, but transporting goods by water rose continually to nearly 70 tonnes whereas rail lines did not see much difference over the time given. The pipeline, however, increased slightly and reached the plateau in 1994 with 20 tonnes of goods transported.