Indicators of transport in the 1st quarter of 2011

03.06.2011

In the 1st quarter of 2011 the volume of freights carried by all modes of transport has increased, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau.

14.83 million tons of freights were carried by rail, an increase of 11.7% on the 1st quarter of 2010.

Freight transport by rail by type of transport

 

 1st quarter of 2011

(mln t)

 Changes of 1st quarter 2011 as % of 1st quarter of 2010

Total

14.83

+11.7

national freights

0.21

-30.7

export freights

1.11

+22.0

 

freights from Latvia’s ports

0.60

+1.9 times

import freights

12.05

+6.5

 

freights to Latvia’s ports

11.10

+8.6

transit freights

1.46

+1.9 times

0.21 million tons of freights were national freights carried by rail - 93.4 thousand tons (30.7%) less than in the 1st quarter of 2010.But 14.62 million tons of freights, in turn, were international freights carried by rail - an increase of 1.64 million tons (12.7%).80% of the total international freight haulage was comprised by the transportation through Latvia ports.

10.25 million tons of freights in the 1st quarter of 2011 were freights carried by road, and it is 17% more than in the 1st quarter of 2010.

Freight transport by road by type of transport

 

1st quarter of 2011

(mln t)

Changes of 1st quarter 2011 as % of 1st quarter of 2010

Total

10.25

+17.0

national freights

8.05

+14.1

export freights

1.04

+47.6

import freights

0.41

+32.9

cross-trade and cabotage freights

0.75

+8.9

The bulk (78.5% or 8.05 million tons) of the total volume of freights were national, and the indicator has grown by 0.99 million tons (14.1%). International freight transport has risen by 29.2% - 2.20 million tons of freights were transported.

In the 1st quarter of 2011 the products of agriculture, hunting and forestry, fish and other fishing products comprised 27.7% (2.84 million tons) of total freight transport by road, 16.8 % (1.72 million tons) by wood and products of wood and cork (except furniture), pulp, paper and paper products, and 14.3% (1.47 million tons) - by metal ores and other mining and quarrying products and peat.

The freights by road are transported on own account and for hire or reward. 7.06 million tons of freights were transported for hire or reward, a growth of 20.4% in comparison with the January – March of previous year.3.19 million tons of freights were transported on own account - an increase of 10.1%.

In the 1st quarter of 2011 1.73 million tons of oil products were transported by the oil products pipeline, a rise of 12.2% on the 1st quarter of 2010.

Passenger transportation by public transport in the 1st quarter of 2011 generally has slightly reduced.

In the 1st quarter of 2011 4.47 million passengers were carried by rail, a decrease of 8% if compared to the 1st quarter of 2010. The number of passengers carried by national and international transport (mainly between Latvia and Russia) has diminished by 8%.

In the 1st quarter of 2011 the number of passengers carried by national bus traffic comprised 29.64 million - a reduction of 4%, if compared to January - March of the previous year. The majority (99.7%) of these passengers were carried by the national bus traffic. The number of passengers carried by national transport decreased by 4%, but number of passengers carried by international transport grew by 9.4%.

In the 1st quarter of 2011 22.52 million passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, an increase of 1%, if compared to the January - March of the previous year. The number of passengers carried by trolley-busses rose by 3.1%, but by tramways – reduced by 1.2%.

 

Prepared by the Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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