Indicators of transport in the 1st half of 2009

31.08.2009

28.2 mln tons of freight were carried by rail in the 1st half of 2009, an increase of 1.2 % compared to 1st half 2008, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

Freight transport by rail by type of traffic (mln t)

I-VI 2009

I-VI 2009 in % over

I-VI 2008

VII-XII 2008

Total

28.2

101.2

99.8

of which:

national freights

0.6

78.6

65.3

export freights

1.1

94.4

78.6

import freights

24.9

107.0

104.2

transit freights

1.6

60.0

79.2


Compared to the 1st half of previous year volume of national freights by rail has decreased by 21.4 % and comprised 0.6 mln tons. However, in international transportation by rail in the 1st half of 2009 27.6 mln tons of freights were transported – 1.9 % more compared to the 1st half of 2008. 86.4 % of the total international freight haulage was accounted for by transportation through ports.

2009. In the 1st half of 2009 freight transport by road has decreased – 15.5 mln tons of freights were transported, and it is 40.7 % less if compared to the 1st half of previous year.

Freight transport by road by type of traffic (mln t)

I-VI 2009

I-VI 2009 in % over

I-VI 2008

VII-XII 2008

Total

15.5

59.3

54.6

of which:

national freights

12.6

57.5

52.0

export freights

1.3

74.7

77.9

import freights

0.8

63.0

65.3

cross-trade freights

0.8

66.8

64.2


The bulk (81.7 %) of the total volume of freight was carried by the national transport totalling 12.6 mln tons of freight, a decrease of 42.5 % on the 1st half of 2008. In 1st half of 2009, compared to the same period of previous year, international freight transportation by road has decreased by 31 % - 2.9 mln tons of freight were carried.

In the 1st half of 2009 22.5 % (3.5 mln tons) of total freight transport by road were comprised by products of agriculture, hunting and forestry, fish and other fishing products, 21.7 % (3.4 mln tons) – by metal ores and other mining and quarrying products and peat, but 14.7 % (2.3 mln tons) – by wood and products of wood and cork (except furniture), pulp, paper and paper products, printed matter and recorded media.

The freights carried by road are in transport on own account and in transport for hire or reward. In the 1st half of 2009 9.2 mln tons of the freight was carried for hire or reward, which is a decrease of 51.1 % compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. 6.3 mln tons of freights were carried in transport on own account, a decrease of 13.7 % on the 1st half of 2008.

Freight transport by mode of transport (mln t)


The volume of oil transporting by oil pipeline has decreased. In the 1st half of 2009 by the oil products pipeline 2.4 mln tons of oil products were transported, a decrease of 18.6 % on the corresponding period of previous year.

In the 1st half of 2009, compared to the first six months of 2008, passenger transportation in public transport has reduced.

Passenger traffic by mode of transport (mln passengers)


In the 1st half of 2009 11.2 mln passengers were carried by rail, which is a decrease of 11.7 % compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. Compared to the same period of previous year, the number of passengers in national transport has reduced by 11.5 %, but in international transport by rail the number of passengers has diminished by 20.3 %.

In the 1st half of 2009 75.3 mln passengers were carried by regular bus traffic lines, which is a decrease of 20.1 % compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. The majority of these passengers (99.7%) were carried by the national bus traffic. This number, compared to January – June 2008, has decreased by 20.1 %, but the number of passengers in the lines of international buses has increased by 0.8 %.

In the 1st half of 2009 66.6 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, which is a decrease of 23.3 % compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. The number of passengers carried by trolleybus lessened by 21.7 %, but by tramways – by 24.8 %.

Prepared by the Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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Edīte Miezīte