In the 1st half of 2015 volume of freights transported decreased by 1.8%

01.09.2015

According to the information onfreight transport compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau, in the 1st half of 2015 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has reduced by 1.8% as compared to the corresponding period of 2014.

In the 1st half of 2015, 30 mln tons of the freight was carried by train, which is a decrease of 2.5% compared to first six months of the previous year.

Freight traffic by rail by quarters, mln t

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

National freights by rail comprised 0.5 mln tons – 22.8% more than in the corresponding period of 2014. In international traffic the volume of freight carried by rail reduced by 2.8%.

Freight transport by rail by type of transport

 

First half of 2015

2nd quarter of 2015

 

(mln t)

changes as percent over first half of

2014

(mln t)

changes as percent over 2nd quarter

of 2014

Total

30.0

-2.5

13.7

-0.8

 

national freights

0.5

+22.8

0.2

+69.0

 

export freights

1.4

-38.6

0.8

-31.4

 

import freights

26.2

-3.2

11.7

-3.7

 

Goods in transit through Latvia

1.9

+97.2

1.0

+136.9

In the 1st half of 2015 freight transport by road has remained at the level of the previous year – 28.2 mln tons of freights were transported, and it is 0.1 % less if compared to the 1st half of 2014.

Freight traffic by road by type of transport

 

First half of 2015

2nd quarter of 2015

 

(mln t)

changes as percent over first half of

2014

(mln t)

changes as percent over 2nd quarter

of 2014

Total

28.2

-0.1

15.6

-8.7

 

national freights

21.6

-4.0

12.3

-11.4

 

export freights

2.2

+2.6

1.1

-4.7

 

import freights

1.3

-1.2

0.7

-9.3

 

cross-trade freights

3.1

+36.7

1.5

+17.2

24.8% of the total volume of freights carried by road were comprised by metal ores and other mining and quarrying products and peat, 20.1% – products of agriculture, hunting and forestry, fish and other fishing products, but 15.8% – by wood and products of wood (except furniture), paper and paper products.

Main freight traffic by road in the first half of 2015, %

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

In the 1st half of 2015 by the oil products pipeline 3 mln tons of oil products were transported, a decrease of 10.6% on the 1st half of 2014.

More information on transport activity is available in the CSB database in section "Transport".

 

More information:
Edīte Miezīte
Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
Tel. +371 67366810