Indicators of transport in 1st quarter of 2007

01.06.2007

12.1 mln tons of freight were carried by rail in 1st quarter of 2007, a decrease of 3% compared to 1st quarter of 2006, according to the Central Statistical Bureau. The national freight haulage by rail accounted for 0.3 mln tons of freight, a decrease of11.1% on January – March 2006. International freight transportation by rail totalled 11.8 mln tons, down by 3.7% on the 1st quarter of 2006. 78.7% of the total international freight haulage was accounted for by transportation through ports. 8.9 mln tons of freight were transported by rail to ports, a decrease of 3.6% compared to 1st quarter of 2006. By contrast, freight carried by rail from the ports has increased by 59% in comparison with the 1st quarter of previous year and represented 0.4 mln tons of freight.

In 1st quarter of 2007 the number of freights carried by road decreased. 10.9 mln tons of freight were carried by road last year, an decrease of 0.9 mln tons or 7.4% compared to 1st quarter of 2006. The bulk (82.8%) of the total volume of freight was carried by the national transport totalling 9 mln tons of freight, an decrease of 13.5% on the 1st quarter of 2006. 1.9 mln tons of freight were carried by international road transport in first three months of 2007 and this is by 39.3% more than in the relevant period of previous year. Of the freight carried by international road transport the highest increase was in the volume of export freight carried. The volume of export freight manly was determined by the increase of construction material transportation. The volume of export freight carried by road in 1st quarter of 2007 was 0.6 mln tons, what is 1.7 times more compared to 1st quarter of previous year. The volume of exported freight haulage in the first three months of 2007 was 0.9 mln tons, up by 20.4% on the 1st quarter of 2006. In 1st quarter of 2007 0.4 mln tons were carried in foreign countries by the lorries registered in Latvia, an increase of 47% on the corresponding period of previous year.

The freights are by road are carried in transport on own account and in transport for hire or reward.

Freight transport by road for own account and for hire or reward
by type of traffic in 1st quarter of
2007
(%)

In the 1st quarter of 2007 the volume of freights for hire or reward reached 74.3% from the total number of freights by road. In January – March 2007 8 mln t of the freight was carried for hire or reward, up by 21.2% on the corresponding period of the previous year. The bulk of this freight (78.3%) was carried by the national transport.

In the 1st quarter of 2007 25.7% of the freight was carried by road for own account. Totally it comprised 2.8 mln. t freights, what is 45% less than in January – March of 2006. Of the total own account freight haulage, 95.7% were carried by the national transport.

Freight transport by mode of transport (mln tons)

In the August 2006 the oil transporting by oil pipeline was fully stopped. But the volume of oil transported by oil pipeline increased. By the oil products pipeline in first three months of 2007 were transported 1.9 mln t of oil products, an increase of 17.4% on the corresponding period of previous year.

In January – March 2007 the number of passengers carried by rail increased. In first three months of 2007 6.1 mln passengers were carried by rail, 3.6% up on the 1st quarter of 2006. The increase of passengers carried by rail was determined by the increase of passengers carried by rail both in national transport and international transport. 6 mln passengers were carried by the national rail transport, an increase of 3.5% compared to the 1st quarter of 2006. 0.1 mln passengers were, in turn, carried by the international rail transport, up by 19.2% compared to 1st quarter of previous year.

Compared with the 1st quarter of 2006, passenger transport by road in 1st quarter of 2007 decreased. In January-March 2007 regular bus traffic lines carried 51.2 mln passengers, down by 1.7% compared to 1st quarter of 2006. The majority of these passengers (99.8%) were carried by the national bus traffic. Compared to 1st quarter of 2006, the number of passengers carried by the national bus transport has decreased by 1.7%. The majority (77.7%) of the total number of passengers carried by the national bus transport was carried by urban bus routes. Compared to the January – March of 2006, in 1st quarter of 2007 the passenger transportation by international bus decreased by 0.2%.

In January-March 2007 45.1 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, a decrease of 5.7% on 1st quarter of 2006. 23.1 mln passengers were carried by tram; down by 1.8% on 1st quarter of 2006 and 22 mln passengers were carried by trolley bus, comprising a decrease of 9.5 %.

Passenger traffic by mode of transport (mln passengers)

Prepared by the Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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Edīte Miezīte