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Rail freight in Latvia down 4.8% in January-October

BC, Riga, 14.11.2017.Print version
Rail freight in Latvia amounted to 36.576 million tons in the first ten months of 2017, down 4.8% from the same period in 2016, the Transport Ministry said, cites LETA.

International cargo shipments by rail in the first ten months of 2017 year was at 35.135 million tons, down 5.5% from the ten-month period in 2016, while domestic shipments rose 15.3% to 1.441 million tons.

International rail freight in the first ten months of the year included 32.313 million tons of transit cargos, down 1.9% year-on-year. Import cargo carried by rail was at 2.54 million tons (down by 23.4%), while export cargo was at 281,300 tons (3.2 times less compared to January-October 2016).

Shipping of rail cargo via Latvian ports declined 6.1% year-on-year to 29.573 million tons, while deliveries of transit cargo by land grew 87.5% to 2.74 million tons in the first ten months of 2017.

A total of 38.42 million tons of freight were shipped by rail in Latvia in the first ten months of 2016.

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