Indicators of port and airport activities in the nine months of 2010

01.11.2010

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, cargo turnover at ports of Latvia in the nine months of 2009 was 45.5 mln tons, which is 3.4 % less if compared to the first 3 quarters of 2009.

Cargo turnover at ports of Latvia by quarters, mln t

In nine months of 2010 41.7 mln tons of cargos were loaded at the ports of Latvia, a decrease of 4.8 % if compared to the same period of 2009.

Rate of main cargo loaded at ports, %

The volume of timber loaded at ports in the nine months of 2010 comprised 4.2 mln t – 1.8 times more than in the nine months of 2009, the volume of mineral fertilisers was 2.9 mln t – increase of 36.3%. As the demand for iron ore grew in global markets at the beginning of this year, the volume of iron ore loaded at ports of Latvia has increased 8.9 times and reached 1.8 mln tons. The volume of other main cargo loaded has decreased: of oil products (14.1 mln t) – by 18.3% and of coal (11.2 mln t) – by 26.2%.

In nine months of 2010 3.8 mln tons of cargos were unloaded at the ports of Latvia, an increase of 14 % if compared to the same period of 2009.

Rate of main cargo unloaded at ports, %

Cargo in containers represented the bulk of cargo unloaded: 1 mln t – 1.6 times more than in the nine months of 2009, roll on/roll off cargo (0.7 mln t) – more by 22.2%, as well as oil products (0.7mln t) – a decrease of 5.8%. Volumes of other most important cargo unloaded also have gone up: of construction materials – by 40%, of grain and grain products – by 19.7%.

In nine months of 2010 18.9 mln tons of cargos were loaded and unloaded at the port of Ventspils, a reduction of 8.6 % if compared to the same period of 2009. The volume of cargo loaded dropped by 8.8 % and comprised 17.8 mln tons, but the volume of cargo unloaded reduced by 5.1 %.

In the nine months of 2010, compared to January – September 2009, cargo turnover at Riga port shrank by 0.2% and comprised 22.3 mln t. 20 mln t of cargo were loaded at the port which is a reduction of 2.9%, but 2.3 mln t of cargo were unloaded – increase of 31.1%.

Cargo turnover at the port of Liepaja in the nine months of 2010 was 3.2 mln tons, and this is more by 0.4 % if compared to the first three quarters of 2009. 2.8 mln tons of cargos were loaded at this port, an increase of 1 % if compared to the corresponding period of previous year. The volume of cargos unloaded at ports has reduced by 3.6 %.

The volume of cargos loaded and unloaded at the minor ports was 1.1 mln ton, more by 20.7 % if compared to January – September of 2009.

In the nine months of 2010 there were 615.4 thsd passenger arrivals at and departures from the passenger port of Riga, an increase of 7.5 % if compared to the nine months of previous year.

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

In the nine months of 2010 passenger turnover at the port of Ventspils was 13.7 thsd passengers, but at the port of Liepaja – 6.4 thsd passengers.

3.59 mln passengers arrived at and departed from the airport “Rīga” which comprised increase of 17.1%.

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

In the nine months of 2010 2.45 mln passengers using Latvian airlines arrived at and departed from the airport „Rīga” which is more by 19.5 % if compared to the same period of previous year. However 1.14 mln passengers used foreign airlines which is an increase of 12.3 % if compared to January – September of previous year.

The largest passenger turnover at the airport „Rīga” was with the airports of Germany – 0.46 mln passengers, which is more by 6.3%, with the airports of Great Britain – 0.42 mln passengers – an increase of 22.5% and with the airports of Finland – 0.33 mln passengers – 1.6 times more.

 

Prepared by Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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Edīte Miezīte