Indicators of port and airport activities in 2010
According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, cargo turnover at ports of Latvia in 2010 reached 61.16 mln tons, which is 1.3 % less if compared to 2009.
|Cargo turnover at ports of Latvia by quarters, mln t|
In 2010 55.72 mln tons of cargos were loaded at the ports of Latvia, which is less by 3.2 % than in 2009.
|Rate of main cargo loaded at ports, %|
The volume of timber loaded at ports in 2010 comprised 5.41 mln t – 1.6 times more than in 2009, the volume of mineral fertilisers was 3.75 mln t – increase of 23.2 %. As the demand for iron ore increased in global markets at the beginning of 2010, the volume of iron ore loaded at ports of Latvia has increased 5.1 times and reached 2.3 mln tons. The volume of other main cargo loaded has decreased: of oil products (19.25 mln t) – by 12.3% and of coals (15.14 mln t) – by 21%.
In 2010 5.44 mln tons of cargos were unloaded at the ports of Latvia, an increase of 23.1 % if compared to 2009.
|Rate of main cargo unloaded at ports, %|
Cargo in containers represented the bulk of cargo unloaded: 1.38 mln t – 1.5 times more than in 2009, of oil products (1.03 mln t) – more by 5%, as well as of roll on/roll off cargo (0.98 mln t) – an increase of 23.4%. Volumes of other most important cargo unloaded also have gone up: of construction materials – 1.6 times, of grain and grain products – by 36%.
In 2010 24.82 mln tons of cargos were loaded and unloaded at the port of Ventspils, which is less by 6.8 % than in 2009. The volume of cargo loaded dropped by 7.7% and comprised 23.28 mln tons, but the volume of cargo unloaded increased by 9%.
Cargo turnover at Riga port rose by 2.5% and comprised 30.48 mln t. 27.33 mln t of cargo were loaded at the port which is the same as in 2009, but 3.14 mln t of cargo were unloaded – increase of 31.2%.
Cargo turnover at the port of Liepaja in previous year was 4.38 mln tons, which is more by 0.1% than in 2009. 3.72 mln tons of cargos were loaded at the port, a decrease of 3% if compared to 2009. But the volume of cargo unloaded increased by 21.9%.
In 2010 the volume of cargos loaded and unloaded at the minor ports was 1.48 mln t, an increase of 20.3% if compared to 2009.
There were 764 thsd passenger arrivals at and departures from the passenger port of Riga, an increase of 10.5% if compared to 2009.
|Passenger arrivals at and departures from the passenger port of Riga by quarters, thsd passengers|
In 2010 passenger turnover at the port of Ventspils was 18.1 thsd passengers, but at the port of Liepaja – 10.7 thsd passengers.
In 2010 4.66 mln passengers arrived at and departed from the airport “Rīga” which comprised increase of 14.7%.
|Passenger arrivals at and departures from the airport “Rīga” by quarters, mln passengers|
In 2010 3.15 mln passengers using Latvian airlines arrived at and departed from the airport „Rīga” which is more by 15% if compared to 2009. However 1.51 mln passengers used foreign airlines, which is an increase of 14.1%.
In previous year the largest passenger turnover at the airport „Rīga” was with the airports of Germany – 0.59 mln passengers, which is more by 3.1%, with the airports of Great Britain – 0.55 mln passengers – an increase of 20.6% and with the airports of Finland – 0.43 mln passengers – 1.5 times more.
Prepared by Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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