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Freights carried by rail increased in Latvia, by road – decreased

Vida Lukaševiča, Statistics Latvia, 01.06.2012.Print version
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, 17.2 million tons of freights in the 1st quarter of 2012 were carried by rail, and it is an increase of 16%, if compared to the 1st quarter of 2011. 10.2 million tons of freights in the 1st quarter of 2012 were freights carried by road, and it is 0.6% less than in the 1st quarter of 2011.

Freight transport by rail by type of transport

 

1st quarter of 2012

(mln t)

Changes in 1st quarter of 2012

as % over

1st quarter of 2011

Total

17.2

+16.0

national freights

0.2

+11.2

export freights

1.4

+27.3

 

freights from ports in Latvia

0.9

+46.7

import freights

13.9

+15.2

 

freights to ports in Latvia

13.0

+17.0

transit freights

1.7

+14.2

 

0.2 million tons of freights were national freights carried by rail – 23.7 thousand tons (11.2%) more than in the corresponding period of 2011. The volume of international freights carried by rail grew by 2.3 million tons (16%). Moreover, 81.7% of the total international freight haulage was comprised by the transportation through Latvia ports.

 

10.2 million tons of freights in the 1st quarter of 2012 were freights carried by road, and it is 0.6% less than in the 1st quarter of 2011.


Freight transport by road by type of transport

 

1st quarter of 2012

(mln t)

Changes in 1st quarter of 2012 as % over

1st quarter of 2011

Total

10.2

-0.6

national freights

7.7

-3.3

export freights

1.0

-8.3

import freights

0.5

+9.2

cross-trade and cabotage freights

1.0

+32.5

 

The bulk (76.2% or 7.7 million tons) of the total volume of freights were national, and the indicator has diminished by 0.3 million tons (3.3%). The volume of international freight transportation rose by 0.2 million tons (8.8%).

 

In the 1st quarter of 2012, 27.6% (2.8 million tons) of total freight transport by road were comprised by products of agriculture and forestry, fish and other fishing products, 18.1% (1.8 million tons) – by metal ores and other mining and quarrying products and peat, 16.2% (1.7 million tons) – by wood and products of wood and cork (except furniture), pulp, paper and paper products.

 

1.6 million tons of oil products in the 1st quarter of 2012 were transported by the oil products pipeline – a decrease of 8.7% on the 1st quarter of 2001.

 

Compared to the 1st quarter of previous year, passenger transportation in public transport in the 1st quarter of 2012 has reduced.


Passenger transportation by public transport

 

 

1st quarter of 2012

(mln passengers)

Changes in 1st quarter 2012 as % over

1st quarter of 2011

Rail

4.4

-1.3

Regular bus traffic lines

28.9

-2.5

Trams

10.2

-3.9

Trolleybuses

11.7

-1.7

 

4.4 million passengers in the 1st quarter of 2012 were carried by rail, and it is a decrease of 1.3%, if compared to the 1st quarter of 2011. The number of passengers carried by national transport has reduced by 1.5%, whereas number of passengers carried by international transport (mainly between Latvia and Russia) has increased by 8.8%. The average distance of passenger transportation grew by 2.9%.

 

In the 1st quarter of 2012, the number of passengers carried by national bus traffic comprised 28.9 million – a reduction of 2.5%, if compared to January – March of the previous year. The majority (99.7%) of these passengers were carried by the national bus traffic. The number of passengers carried by national transport diminished by 2.5%, while number of passengers carried by international transport grew by 4.7%.

 

21.9 million passengers in the 1st quarter of 2012 were carried by urban electrified transport, a reduction of 2.8%, if compared to corresponding period of the previous year. The number of passengers carried by trolleybus dropped by 1.7%, whereas the number of tramway passengers – by 3.9%.






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