Statistics

Most of the freight leaving Panama is originated from the Colon Free Zone and most of the time goes to Costa Rica. The following graph shows a month of transit in the Panama – Costa Rica border.

Entrance and Exit of freight vehicles by Paso Canoas

SourceCustoms National Authority

Freight Transportation Vehicles

The following graph shows the increase in the number of vehicles. The trucks category includes the ones used in construction. The trailer category includes any type of trailer for local circulation, personal or commercial and international movement of loads.

Freight Transportation Vehicles in Panama.

Source: Contraloría General de la República de Panamá


Most of the trucks used for long haul within Panama and for international movements are the T3 – S2 which confirm that the majority of all the international freight movement originated in Panama.

Freight Vehicles by type of permits in Panama

 Freight Vehicles by type of permits in Panama.

Source: Contraloría General de la República de Panamá

C2: 

C3:

T3-S2:

 

The following graph shows the situation of the Quantity vs. Capacity of the three categories that are related with the local and international movement of loads by ground. The most relevant one is the tractor unit quantity of capacity. Tractor unit category is the most important because shows the capacity that the tractor units can move, while the trailer capacity and quantity includes any kind of trailer including trailers for personal use. 

Quantity (units) vs. Capacity (short tons) of trucks in Panama.

Source: Contraloría General de la República de Panamá

Vehicules in circulation and road network length

The following graph shows the vehicules in circulation vs. road network length.

(P) Preliminary data
(R) Review data
Source: General Comptroller - Republic of Panama