Indicators of port and airport activities in the 9 months of 2009

28.10.2009

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, cargo turnover at ports of Latvia in nine months of 2009 was 47.1 mln tons, which is 0.9 % less if compared to January- September of 2008.


Cargo loaded and unloaded at Latvia’s ports by quarters (mln t) 
 



In 2008 43.8 mln tons were loaded at ports, which is 2.2 % more compared to nine months of 2008.

Rate of main cargo loaded at ports (in %) 
 



The volume of oil products loaded at ports has increased, which in nine months of 2009 was 17.2 mln tons – more by 12.3% than in the same period of 2008. Volume of coal loaded comprised 15.2 mln tons – up by 15.1% compared to January - September of 2008, volume of grain and grain products loaded – 1.6 mln tons which is more by 14.8% than in first three quarters of previous year. The volume of other main cargo loaded has decreased. Volume of timber comprised 2.3 mln tons which is 19.6% less than in nine months of 2008, and volume of mineral fertilisers – 2.2 mln tons which is a decrease of 32.1%.

In the nine months of 2009 3.3 mln tons of cargo were unloaded at the ports which is less by 29.1 % than in January - September of 2008.


Rate of main cargo unloaded at ports (in %) 
 


Oil products and cargo in containers represented the bulk of cargo unloaded: 0.8 mln tons and 0.6 mln tons. The volume of unloaded oil products grew 2 times if compared January - September of 2008. In its turn, the volume of other main cargo loaded reduced: cargos in containers – by 32.3%, roll on/roll off cargos – by 18.1%, construction materials – by 60.8%, crude oil – by 57.5%.

In nine months of 2009 20.7 mln tons of cargos were loaded and unloaded at the port of Ventspils, a decrease of 2.9 % if compared to the same period of 2008. The volume of cargo loaded drop by 0.5 % and comprised 19.6 mln tons, but the volume of cargo unloaded reduced by 32.3 %.

The cargo turnover at the port of Riga has grown by 1.9% and has reached 22.4 mln tons. 20.6 mln tons of cargos were loaded at the port of Riga, which comprised increase of 6.1 %. In the nine months of 2009 the volume of cargo unloaded at the port of Riga has reduced. 1.8 mln tons of cargos were unloaded at the port of Riga, which is less by 30.1 % than in the same period of previous year.

Cargo turnover at the port of Liepaja was 3.1 mln tons, and this is a decrease of 4.3% if compared to the nine months of 2008. 2.7 mln tons of cargos were loaded at the port of Liepaja – a decrease of 2.4 %. The volume of cargo unloaded at ports has reduced by 14.7 %.

The volume of cargos loaded and unloaded at the minor ports was 0.9 mln tons, a drop of 8.2 % if compared to the nine months of 2008.

There were 572.7 thsd passenger arrivals at and departures from the passenger port of Riga, an increase of 42.4 % if compared to the nine months of 2008.


Passenger arrivals at and departures from the passenger port of Riga by quarters
(thsd passengers) 
 


Passenger turnover at the port of Ventspils was 11 thsd passengers, but at the port of Liepaja – 17 thsd passengers.

There were 3064.9 thsd passenger arrivals at and departures from the airport “Rīga”, an increase of 9.2 % if compared to the nine months of 2008.

Passenger arrivals at and departures from the airport “Rīga” by quarters
(thsd passengers) 
 



In the nine months of 2009 2049.3 thsd passengers using Latvian airlines arrived at and departed from the airport „Rīga” which is an increase of 29.2 % if compared to the nine months of previous year. However 1015.6 thsd passengers used foreign airlines, which is a decrease of 16.8 % if compared to the same period of previous year.

The largest passenger turnover at the airport „Rīga” in the nine months of 2009 was with the airports of Germany – 436.4 thsd passengers, which is more by 1.3 % if compared to the nine months of 2008, with the airports of Great Britain – 340.3 thsd passengers – a decrease of 6.7 % and with the airports of Finland – 205.2 thsd passengers, which in its turn comprised an increase of 15.5 %.



Prepared by Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
Edīte Miezīte
tel. 67366810