Indicators of transport in the 2nd quarter of 2011

06.09.2011

In the 2nd quarter of 2011 the volume of freight carried by all types of transport has increased, according to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau.

15.05 million tons of freight were carried by rail, which is an increase of 25.4% as compared to the 2nd quarter of 2010.

Freight transport by rail by type of transport

 

The 1st half of

2011 (mln t)

Changes in the
1st half of 2011
as % over

the 1st half of 2010

The 2nd quarter
of 2011 (mln t)

Changes in the
2nd quarter of 2011
as % over

the 2nd quarter of 2010

Total

29.89

+18.2

15.05

+25.4

national freights

0.43

-24.1

0.21

-16.2

export freights

2.38

+44.7

1.27

+1.7 times

 

freights from ports in Latvia

1.48

+ 2.1 times

0.88

+2.3 times

import freights

24.46

+12.1

12.41

+18.2

 

freights to ports in Latvia

22.68

+13.3

11.58

+18.2

transit freights

2.62

+ 2.1 times

1.16

+2.3 times

0.21 million tons of freight were national freights carried by rail, which is 41.3 thousand tons (16.2%) less than in the 2nd quarter of 2010. In its turn 14.84 million tons of freight were international freights carried by rail - an increase of 3.09 million tons (26.3%).84 % of the total international freight haulage was comprised by transportation through Latvian ports.

12.48 million tons of freight in the 2nd quarter of 2011 were freights carried by road, which is 7.2% more than in the 2nd quarter of 2010.

Freight transport by road by type of transport

 

The 1st half of

2011 (mln t)

Changes in the
1st half of 2011
as % over

the 1st half of 2010

The 2nd quarter

of 2011 (mln t)

Changes in the
2nd quarter of 2011
as % over

the changes in the 2nd quarter of 2010

Total

22.68

+11.1

12.48

+7.2

national freights

18.25

+7.9

10.25

+4.1

export freights

2.13

+49.8

1.09

+1.5 times

import freights

0.84

+19.0

0.44

+9.6

cross-trade and cabotage freights

1.46

+6.6

0.70

+3.5

The bulk (82.1% or 10.25 million tons) of the total volume of freights were national freights, thus the indicator has grown by 0.40 million tons (4.1%). International freight transport has increased by 24.2% - transported 2.23 million tons of freight.

In the 2nd quarter of 2011, 38% (4.74 mln tons) of the total volume of freight carried by road were comprised by metal ores and other mining and quarrying products and peat, 18.5% (2.31 mln t) – products of agriculture, hunting and forestry, fish and other fishing products, but 8.5% (1.06 mln tons) – by wood and products of wood and cork (except furniture), pulp, paper and paper products, printed matter and recorded media.

Freights by road are transported both - on own account and for hire or reward. 7.33 million tons of freight were transported for hire or reward, which is a decrease of 2.2% as compared to April – June of the previous year. The decrease was determined by reduction in the volume of freight for hire or reward in national freights. 5.15 million tons of freight were transported on own account, which is an increase of 24.1%.

In the 2nd quarter of 2011, 1.57 million tons of oil products were transported by the oil products pipeline - a rise of 10.9% as compared to the 2nd quarter of 2010. In January – June, 2011 the volume of transported oil products (3.31 mln t) has grown by 11.6% as compared to the first half of 2010.

Passenger transportation by public transport in the 2nd quarter of 2011 generally has slightly reduced (by 0.7%).

Passenger transportation by public transport

 

The 1st half of 2011

(mln passengers)

Changes in the
1st half of 2011
as % over

the 1st half of 2010

The 2nd quarter of 2011

(mln passengers)

Changes in the
2nd quarter of 2011
as % over

the 2nd quarter of 2010

Rail

9.76

-3.2

5.28

+1.2

Regular bus traffic lines

58.61

-4.8

28.98

-5.6

Trams

21.04

+1.6

10.42

+4.6

Trolleybuses

23.36

+5.3

11.45

+7.6

In the 2nd quarter of 2011, 5.28 million passengers were carried by rail, which is an increase of 1.2% as compared to the 2nd quarter of 2010. The number of passengers carried by national transport has increased by 1.2%, whereas by international transport (mainly between Latvia and Russia) diminished by 1.2%.

In the 2nd quarter of 2011 the number of passengers carried by regular bus traffic comprised 28.98 million passengers - a reduction of 5.6%, as compared to April - June 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 5.6%, but the number of passengers carried by international transport - by 13%.

In the 2nd quarter of 2011, 21.88 million passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, which is an increase of 6.2%, as compared to April - June of the previous year. The number of passengers carried by trolleybuses has increased by 7.6%, whereas by trams – by 4.6%.

 

Prepared by the Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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