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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 19.08.2019, 02:53

Rail freight in Latvia up 0.7% in January-February

BC, Riga, 13.03.2019.Print version
Freight transportation using the Latvian railway infrastructure amounted to 7.881 mln tons in the first two months of this year, up 0.7 % from the same period in 2018, the data of the Transport Ministry shows.

International cargo shipments by rail in January-February 2019 came to 7.705 mln tons, up 1.4% from January-February 2018, while domestic shipments dropped 20.9% to 175,900 tons.

Transit cargo carried by rail was at 7.206 mln tons in the first two months of the year, up 2.1% from the same months a year ago. Import cargo carried by rail fell 5.9% to 462,900 tons, and export cargo was down 27.3% to 36,500 tons.

Shipping of rail cargo via Latvia’s ports was 6.203 mln tons and deliveries of transit cargo by land grew 17.3% to 1.002 mln tons.

A total of 49,26 mln tons of freight were shipped by rail in Latvia in 2018, up 12.5%,

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