Latvia, Port, Railways, Transport

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 18.01.2021, 22:59

Rail freight in Latvia down 46.9% in 4 months

BC, Riga, 20.05.2020.Print version
In the first four months of 2020, freight transportation by rail in Latvia fell 46.9% from the same period a year ago to 8.013 million tons, the data of the Transport Ministry shows., cites LETA.


International freight shipments by rail in January-April 2020 came to 7.561 million tons, a reduction of 48.5% against January-April 2019, while domestic shipments rose 12.6% on year to 452,000 tons. 

Transit freight accounted for 6.352 million tons of total rail freight carried in the first four months of the year, a decrease of 53.3% from the same months a year ago. Import freight carried by rail rose 9.4% to 1.087 million tons, and export cargo was up 50.7% to 122,000 tons.

Shipping of rail cargo via Latvia’s ports was down 54.4% to 5.44 million tons, and deliveries of transit cargo declined 45.9% to 912,000 tons.

A total of 41.492 million tons of freight were shipped by rail in Latvia in 2019, down 15.8% on year. This included 11.66 million tons of rail freight carried in the first three months of 2019.

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