Indicators of transport in 2009

18.03.2010

53.7 mln tons of freights were carried by rail in 2009, a decrease of 4.2 % compared to 2008, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

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


2009 (mln t)

Changes of 2009 as percent over 2008

October – December 2009  (mln t)

Changes of October – December 2009 as percent over October – December 2008

Total

53.68

-4.2

12.79

-15.8

of which:

national freights

1.30

-23.0

0.34

-12.5

export freights

2.22

-16.2

0.54

-23.9

import freights

47.09

-0.1

11.11

-15.2

transit freights

3.07

-33.4

0.80

-19.2

Compared to previous year, volume of national freights by rail has decreased by 23 % and comprised 1.3 mln tons. However, in international transportation by rail in 2009 52.4 mln tons of freights were transported – 3.7 % less compared to 2008. 86.1 % of the total international freight haulage was accounted for by transportation through Latvian ports.

In 2009 freight transport by road has decreased – 38 mln tons of freights were transported, and it is 30.3% less if compared to the previous year.

Freight transport by road by type of transport


2009 (mln t)

Changes of 2009 as percent over 2008

October – December 2009 (mln t)

Changes of October – December 2009 as percent over October – December 2008

Total

37.96

-30.3

10.87

-4.7

of which:

national freights

31.62

-31.7

8.93

-6.4

export freights

2.63

-22.0

0.72

-5.7

import freights

1.54

-34.7

0.42

-30.2

cross-trade freights

2.17

-10.4

0.80

+59.0

The bulk (83.3 %) of the total volume of freight was carried by the national transport totalling 31.6 mln tons of freight, a decrease of 31.7 % on 2008. Compared to the previous year international freight transportation by road in 2009 has decreased by 22.2 % - 6.4 mln tons of freight were carried.

In 2009 29.6 % (11.2 mln tons) of the total volume of freights carried by road were comprised by metal ores and other mining and quarrying products and peat, 22.8% (8.6 mln t) – products of agriculture, hunting and forestry, fish and other fishing products, but 13.7 % (5.2 mln tons) – by wood and products of wood and cork (except furniture), pulp, paper and paper products, printed matter and recorded media.

The freights transported by road are in transport on own account and in transport for hire or reward. In 2009 24.1 mln tons of the freights were transported for hire or reward, a decrease of 36.2 % compared to the previous year. 13.9 mln tons of freights were transported in transport on own account, a decrease of 16.8 % on 2008.

Freight transport by quarters and by mode of transport (mln t) 
 

The volume of oil transporting by oil pipeline has decreased. In 2009 3.8 mln tons of oil products were transported by the oil products pipeline, a reduction of 25.1 % on the previous year.

Compared to 2009, passenger transportation by public transport in 2009, compared to 2008, has decreased.

Passenger transportation by quarters and by mode of transport (mln passengers) 
 

In 2009 21.6 mln passengers were carried by rail, and it is a decrease of 19.5 % if compared to the previous year. Compared to previous year, the number of passengers carried by the national transport has decreased by 19.5 %, but in international traffic – by 18.3%.

In 2009 143.1 mln passengers were carried by regular bus traffic lines, and it is a decrease of 22% if compared to the previous year. The majority of these passengers (99.6 %) were carried by the national bus traffic. Compared to 2008, the number of passengers carried by the national bus transport has decreased by 22.1 %. The passenger transportation by international buses has decreased by 5.1 %.

In 2009 113 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, a decrease of 31.9 % on 2008. The number of passengers carried by trolleybus dropped by 30.3 %, but by tramways – by 33.4 %.

 

Prepared by the Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
Edīte Miezīte
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