Indicators of port and airport activities in the 4th quarter of 2011

31.01.2012

Cargo turnover at Latvian ports in the 4th quarter of 2011 comprised 17.8 million tons, which is 13.9% more than in the 4th quarter of 2010, according to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau. Altogether in 2011 the amount of loaded cargo at Latvian ports reached 68.8 million tons, which is 12.5% more than a year before.

Cargo turnover at Latvian ports, million tons

In the 4th quarter of 2011 the amount of loaded cargo at Latvian ports comprised 15.6 million tons, which is 10.9% more than in October - December 2010. Coal constituted more than one third (34.5%) of the loaded cargo, followed by oil products – 31.6%.

Main cargo loaded at ports in 2011

 

 

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th quarter

thsd t

as %
over the

1st quarter
of 2010

thsd t

as %
over the

 2nd quarter
of 2010

thsd t

as %
over the

3rd quarter
of 2010

thsd t

as %
over the

4th quarter
of 2010

Total

14931.8

+2.1

16141.9

+15.8

14378.4

+9.7

15576.2

+10.9

oil products

5803.5

+8.8

5909.0

+29.9

4876.6

+16.9

4922.5

-5.3

coal

4071.0

+3.0

5173.3

+30.6

4756.8

+43.7

5374.6

+37.2

timber

1153.9

-0.6

1442.4

+1.5

1161.5

-26.9

1023.0

-17.7

mineral fertilisers

1219.5

+39.1

1041.2

-2.4

979.9

-2.0

1277.5

+59.1

woodchips

316.4

-19.5

424.9

-12.9

383.4

-12.3

438.9

+8.9

roll on/roll off cargo

346.6

+38.8

394.3

+24.7

406.8

+21.7

390.7

+24.5

iron ore

523.1

-32.8

411.0

-24.3

361.5

-30.1

159.8

-61.5

grain and grain products

237.1

-61.4

137.6

-63.2

315.6

-44.3

749.3

+49.0

cargo in containers

279.0

+4.1

321.6

+0.2

353.5

+18.2

376.6

+26.9

other cargo

981.7

-2.1

886.6

-1.7

782.8

-11.2

863.3

-9.6

In October - December 2011, the volume of cargo unloaded at the ports in Latvia comprised 2.2 million tons, which is 40.5% more as compared to October - December 2010. Cargo in containers comprised 19.8% of the unloaded cargo, roll on/roll off cargo - 16.3%, oil products - 14.8% and coal – 12.1%.

Main cargo unloaded at ports in 2011

 

 

1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th quarter

thsd t

as %
over the

1st quarter
of 2010

thsd t

as %
over the

 2nd quarter
of 2010

thsd t

as %
over the

3rd quarter
of 2010

thsd t

as %
over the

4th quarter
of 2010

Total

1413.7

+43.3

1963.7

+47.7

2153.4

+42.6

2261.9

+40.5

cargo in containers

382.7

+49.5

424.9

+24.9

464.5

+18.4

447.1

+15.4

roll on/roll off cargo

274.3

+48.9

314.8

+29.9

355.2

+25.8

367.6

+34.8

construction materials

52.5

+62.5

200.8

+11.9

373.5

+74.7

274.8

+84.9

coal

131.2

-

166.2

+18.3 times

283.0

+6.6 times

296.6

+2.8 times

oil products

150.0

-42.7

139.2

-41.6

245.3

+18.1

335.5

+3.8

grain and grain products

207.5

+2.7 times

239.4

+2.3 times

130.1

+24.4

194.8

+26.8

miscellaneous metals and articles of metal

84.3

+30.1 times

90.0

+2.7 times

65.4

+20.7

60.6

-23.3

sugar

38.4

-28.4

230.0

+4.9 times

18.2

-40.3

-

-

other cargo

92.8

-22.7

158.4

+16.9

218.2

+20.3

284.9

+2 times

As compared to the 4th quarter of 2010, cargo turnover at Riga port in the 4th quarter of 2011 increased by 9.1% and comprised 8.9 million tons. 7.7 million tons of cargo were loaded at the port, which is 5.2% more than in October - December 2010, whereas 1.2 million tons were unloaded, which is an increase of 43.4%

Cargo turnover at the port of Ventspils in the 4th quarter of 2011 constituted 7.2 million tons, and it is a rise of 23.1%, as compared to the 4th quarter of 2010. The volume of loaded cargo increased by 20.9% and comprised 6.6 million tons, whereas the volume of unloaded cargo increased by 48.5%.

Cargo turnover at the port of Liepaja in the 4th quarter of 2011 constituted 1.4 million tons - an increase of 12.1%, as compared to the 4th quarter of 2010. 1 million tons of cargo were loaded at the port of Liepaja - an increase of 8.3 % as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.In its turn, the volume of unloaded cargo grew by 26.1%.

Cargo turnover at minor ports in the 4th quarter of 2011 declined till 0.3 million tons, and this is a decrease of 17.2% as compared to the 4th quarter of 2010.

In the 4th quarter of 2011, there were 151.4 thousand passenger arrivals and departures at Riga Passenger Port, which is an increase of 1.9% as compared to October - December 2010.

Passenger turnover at Riga Passenger Port, thsd passenger

In the 4th quarter of 2011 passenger turnover at the port of Ventspils comprised 14 thousand passengers – 3.2 times more than in the corresponding period of the previous year, whereas at the port of Liepaja – 5.6 thousand passengers (an increase of 30.8%).

In the 4th quarter of 2011, passenger turnover at Riga International Airport comprised 1.1 million passengers - an increase of 4.4% as compared to the 4th quarter of 2010.

Passenger turnover at Riga International Airport, mln passenger

In the 4th quarter of 2011, 0.7 million passengers opted for flights operated Latvian airlines for arriving and departing from Riga International Airport, which is an increase of 2.7% as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.In its turn, 0.4 million passengers chose foreign airlines, which is an increase of 7.6% as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

In the 4th quarter of 2011, the largest passenger turnover at Riga International Airport was with airports in Great Britain – 140.4 thousand passengers (an increase of 3.7%), with airports in Germany – 130.2 thousand passengers (an increase of 1.4%) and with airports in Russia – 105.3 thousand passengers (an increase of 46.46%)  as compared to the 4th quarter of 2010.

 

Prepared by Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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