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Rail freight in Latvia up 8.1% in Q1

BC, Riga, 06.04.2017.Print version
Freight transportation using the Latvian railway infrastructure amounted to 14.1 million tons in the first three of this year, up 8.1% from the same period in 2016, the state-owned railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels (LDz) said LETA.

In the first quarter of the year, LDz carried 6.2 mln tons of coal, which was a 62%  increase on the same period last year.

Import cargos carried by rail in January-March 2017 added up to 12.5 mln tons at a 7.8% rise from the same period in 2016, export cargos fell 36%  to 384,000 tons.

Rail freight in March totaled 4.8 mln tons, up 12.8% y-o-y. The amount of coal carried by rail in March grew 64% reaching 2.2 mln tons.

Transportation of oil and oil products by rail accounted for 4.3 mln tons in the first three months of the year, which is a drop by 17%  y-o-y.


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