In 2015 the total volume of freights decreased by 2 %
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, in 2015 as compared with 2014 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors decreased 2 %. The most rapid drop was recorded in national freights carried by road - of 2.4 mln tons or 4.7% as compared with 2014.
Significant export freight drop in freights carried by rail
In 2015, 55.6 mln tons of the freight were carried by rail, which is a decrease of 2.4 % as compared with 2014. The volume of national freights grew by 33% as compared with the previous year (1.7 mln tons), which was affected by growth in transportation of timber and grain. In turn, in international rail traffic the volume of freights dropped to 53.9 mln tons, which is 3.2% less than in 2014.
Freights carried by rail; by kind of transport
Changes as % 2014
goods in transit through Latvia
Of all international freights carried by rail, 48.3 mln tons or 89.4% were import freights, which also include freights transported to the Latvian ports. The carriage of import freights decreased by 1.1 mln tons or 2.3%, as compared with 2014, which can be explained with drop in the volume of freights of coal, oil products and iron ore from Russia.
2.8 mln tons of freight were carried in transit through Latvia, which is 1 mln tons (53.7%) more than in 2014.
International freights by road have been increasing
In 2015, 62.2 mln tons of the freight were carried by road, which is the same as in 2014. National freights decreased by 2.4 mln tons or 4.7%; in turn, international freights grew by 2.3 mln tons or 19.5%.
Freights carried by road; by kind of transportation
Changes as % 2014
cross-trade and cabotage freights
Export freights by road; by country of unloading of freights
changes as % 2014
Import freights by road; by country of loading of freights
changes as % 2014
Cross-trade and cabotagefreights by road in 2015
Country of loading of freight
Country of unloading of freight
Carried freights, thsd t
In 2015, 250.7 mln passengers were carried by public transport, which is a decrease of 2.6% or 6.6 mln passengers, as compared with 2014. Since 2010 the changes in the number of carried passengers have no clear trend. During the time period from 2011 to 2014, as compared with 2010, the number of carried passengers was increasing (in 2011 - by 2.2%, in 2012 - by 0.8%, in 2013 - by 3.1%, in 2014 - by 2.4%); in turn, in 2015 as compared with 2010 it slightly decreased - by 0.2%.
More information on transport statistics is available in the CSB homepage section Transport - Key Indicators.The latest data have been published in the CSB database section Transport and Tourism (short-term statistical data and annual statistical data).
Absolute changes and percentage changes calculated from data not converted into millions.
Beate Danusēviča, Kristīne Romanovska
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