In 2014 volume of freights increased by 2.5%

02.03.2015

According to the information on freight transport compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau, in 2014 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has grown by 2.5% as compared to 2013.

In 2014 57 mln tons of the freight was carried by train, which is an increase of 2.2% compared to the previous year.National freights by rail comprised 1.2 mln tons – 6.7% more than in 2013. In international traffic the volume of freight carried by rail rose by 1.1 mln tons or 2.1%. Import freight traffic grew by 3.6%, but export freight traffic – by 3.8%. But freight traffic in transit through Latvia reduced by 29.5%. Freight traffic by rail to/from Latvian ports rose by 4%, comprising 84.3% of international traffic.

Freight traffic by rail by quarters, mln t

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

In 2014 62.2 mln tons of the freight was carried by road, which is a rise of 1.6 mln tons (2.7%) compared to 2013. Growth in the volume of freights was mainly determined by increase of 12.4% in the transportation of products of agriculture, hunting and forestry.

Freight traffic by road by type of transport

 

2014

4th quarter of 2014

 

(mln t)

changes as percent over 2013

(mln t)

changes as percent over

4th quarter of 2013

Total

62.2

+2.7

15.7

+5.6

national freights

50.6

+0.2

12.5

+0.4

export freights

4.2

+2.0

1.1

+17.4

import freights

2.7

+10.5

0.7

+7.7

cross-trade freights

4.7

+34.4

1.4

+1.7 times

The bulk (81.2%) of the total freight volumes by road was national freight, where the indicator remained at the level of the previous year (increase of 0.2%). International freight traffic rose by 1.5 million tons (15.3%).

More than one third (36.5%) of the total volume of freights carried by road were comprised by metal ores and other mining and quarrying products and peat, 20.3% – products of agriculture, hunting and forestry, fish and other fishing products, but 12.1% – by wood and products of wood (except furniture), paper and paper products.

Main freight traffic by road in 2014, %

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

In 2014 5.7 mln tons of oil products were transported by the oil products pipeline, a rise of 4.2% on 2013.

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

 

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Vida Lukaševiča
Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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