Indicators of transport in 2006

16.03.2007


48.7 mln tons of freight were carried by rail in 2006, a decrease of 11.2% compared to the twelve months of 2005, according to the Central Statistical Bureau. In January-December 2006 the national freight haulage by rail accounted for 2.4 mln tons of freight, a decrease of 8.7% on 2005. International freight transportation by rail in the twelve months of 2006 totalled 46.3 mln tons, down by 11.3% on the twelve months of 2005. 76.9% of the total international freight haulage was accounted for by transportation through ports. 34.3 mln tons of freight were transported by rail to ports, a decrease of 13.5% compared to January-December 2005. By contrast, freight carried by rail from the ports has increased by 39.1% in comparison with the previous year and represented 1.3 mln tons of freight.

54.2 mln tons of freight were carried by road last year, an increase of 2.7 mln tons or 5.2% compared to January-December 2005. The bulk (87.7%) of the total volume of freight was carried by the national transport totalling 47.5 mln tons of freight, an increase of 2% on the 12 months of 2005. 6.6 mln tons of freight were carried by international road transport in 2006 and this is by 35.8% more than in the 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 carried by road in 2006 was 3.2 mln tons, an increase of 53.1% compared to 2005. The volume of imported freight haulage in the 12 months of 2006 was 2 mln tons, up by 15.9% on the previous year. In January-December 2006 1.4 mln tons were carried in foreign countries by the lorries registered in Latvia, an increase of 34.9% on the previous year.

Freight transport by road for own account and for hire or reward
by type of traffic in 2006
(%)

37.7% of the freight was carried by road for own account. In the twelve months of 2006 20.5 mln tons of freight were carried for own account, a decrease of 8.1% compared to January-December 2005. Of the total own account freight haulage, 98.2% were carried by the national transport. In the 12 months of 2006, 33.7 mln tons of freight were carried for hire or reward, up by 15.2% on the corresponding period of the previous year. The bulk of this freight (81.4%) was also carried by the national transport.

Freight transport by mode of transport (mln tons)

In comparison with the previous year, the volume of oil transported by oil pipeline in 2006 decreased 1.9 times and was 7.9 mln tons. This is due to the fact that in August 2006 oil transportation by the oil pipeline to the Mažeikiai Oil Refinery was fully stopped. The volume of oil products transported by the oil products pipeline was 6.7 mln tons, an increase of 22% on the previous year.

Last year 27.4 mln passengers were carried by rail, 5.7% up on the twelve months of the previous year. 27 mln passengers were carried by the national rail transport, an increase of 5.7% compared to the previous year. 0.4 mln passengers were, in turn, carried by the international rail transport, up by 6 % compared to 2005.

Compared with the previous year, passenger transport by road in 2006 decreased. In January-December 2006 regular bus traffic lines carried 208.8 mln passengers, down by 5.6% compared to 2005. The majority of these passengers (99.7%) were carried by the national bus traffic. Compared to 2005, the number of passengers carried by the national bus transport has decreased by 5.7% and was 208.1 mln. Of the total number of passengers carried by the national bus transport, the majority (77.2%) was carried by urban bus routes. Passenger transportation by international bus in 2006 increased by 19.2%.

In January-December 2006 185 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, an increase of 1.5% on 2005. 93.1 mln passengers were carried by tram; up by 2.4% on 2005 and 91.9 mln passengers were carried by trolley bus, an increase of 0.5 % on the 12 months of the previous year.

Passenger traffic by mode of transport (mln passengers)

Prepared by the Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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Edīte Miezīte