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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 31.05.2020, 03:51

Rail freight in Latvia down 12.4% in nine months

BC, Riga, 11.10.2019.Print version
Freight transportation using the Latvian railway infrastructure amounted to 31.645 mln tons in the first nine months of this year, down 12.4% from the same period in 2018, the data of the Transport Ministry shows.

International cargo shipments by rail in January-September 2019 came to 30.37 mln tons, down 13.4% from January-September 2018, while domestic shipments rose 22.1% to 1.275 mln tons.


Transit cargo carried by rail was at 27.7 mln tons in the first nine months of the year, down 14.8% from the same months a year ago. Import cargo carried by rail rose 6.3% to 2.46 mln tons, and export cargo was down 5.7% to 210,200 tons.


Shipping of rail cargo via Latvia’s ports was 24.321 mln tons, down 14.9% and deliveries of transit cargo by land declined 14.2% to 3.379 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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