Indicators of transport in the 2nd quarter of 2012

03.09.2012

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, in the 2nd quarter of 2012, 16.5 million tons of freight were carried by rail, which is an increase of 9.7% as compared to the 2nd quarter of 2011.

Freight transport by rail by type of transport

 

First half of 2012

2nd quarter of 2012

 

(mln t)

changes over the first half of 2011,%

(mln t)

changes over the 2nd quarter of 2011,%

Total

33.7

+12.8

16.5

+9.7

national freights

0.5

+12.1

0.2

+13.0

export freights

2.7

+12.8

1.3

+0.1

 

freights from  ports in Latvia

1.7

+16.5

0.8

-3.9

import freights

27.5

+12.4

13.6

+9.6

 

freights to ports in Latvia

25.6

+13.1

12.7

+9.3

transit freights

3.0

+17.0

1.4

+20.5

0.2 million tons of freight were national freights carried by rail, which is 27.7 thousand tons (13%) more than in the corresponding period of 2011. In international transportation the volume of freights carried by rail grew by 1.4 million tons or 9.6%. 83% of the total international freight haulage was comprised by transportation through the Latvian ports.

13.5 million tons of freight in the 2nd quarter of 2012 were freights carried by road, which is 6% more than in the 2nd quarter of 2011.

Freight transport by road by type of transport

 

First half of 2012

2nd quarter of 2012

 

(mln t)

changes over the first half of 2011,%

(mln t)

changes over the 2nd quarter of 2011,%

Total

23.8

+3.6

13.5

+6.0

national freights

18.8

+1.7

11.0

+4.4

export freights

2.1

-2.1

1.1

+2.0

import freights

1.1

+24.3

0.6

+39.9

cross-trade and cabotage freights

1.8

+23.8

0.8

+14.2

The bulk (81.1% or 11 million tons) of the total volume of freights were national freights, where the indicator grew by 0.5 million tons (4.4%).International freight transportation increased by 0.3 million tons (13.1%).

In the 2nd quarter of 2012, 36.3% (4.9 mln tons) of the total volume of freights carried by road were comprised by metal ores and other mining and quarrying products and peat, 16.7% (2.3 mln tons) – products of agriculture, hunting and forestry, fish and other fishing products, and 7.8% (1.1 mln tons) - food products, beverages and tobacco.

In the 2nd quarter of 2012, 1.3 million tons of oil products were transported by the oil products pipeline - 18% less than in the 2nd quarter of 2011.

Passenger transportation by public transport in the 2nd quarter of 2012 declined by 3% as compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year.

Passenger transportation by public transport

 

First half of 2012

2nd quarter of 2012

 

(mln passengers)

changes over the first half of 2011,%

(mln passengers)

changes over the 2nd quarter of 2011,%

Rail

9.5

-2.7

5.1

-3.8

Regular bus traffic lines

57.4

-2.5

28.5

-2.7

Trams

20.1

-4.8

9.9

-5.6

Trolleybuses

23.0

-1.4

11.3

-1.0

In the 2nd quarter of 2012, 5.1 million passengers were carried by rail, which is a decrease of 3.8% as compared to the 2nd quarter of 2011. The number of passengers carried in national transport declined by 4%, whereas in international transport (mainly between Latvia and Russia) grew by 2%.

In the 2nd quarter of 2012, the number of passengers carried by regular bus traffic comprised 28.5 million passengers - a decrease of 2.7%, as compared to April - June the previous year. The majority of these passengers (99.6%) were carried by the national bus traffic. The number of passengers carried by national transport decreased by 2.7%, of which in urban routes – by 0.7%, in regional local routes – by 8% and in regional interurban routes – by 7.4%. The number of passengers carried by international transport increased by 5.3%.

In the 2nd quarter of 2012, 21.2 million passengers were carried by urban electrified transport – a decrease of 3.2%, as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. The number of passengers carried by trolleybuses dropped by 1% and trams – by 5.6%.

 

Prepared by Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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Edīte Miezīte