Indicators of transport in the 9 months of 2009

03.12.2009

In nine months of 2009 40.9 mln tons of freight were carried by rail, the same number as in nine months of 2008, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau.

Freight transport by rail by type of traffic


January – September 2009(mln t)

Changes of January – September 2009 as % of January – September 2008

.July – September 2009(mln t)

.Changes of July - September 2009 as % of July - September 2008

Total

40.9

0.0

12.7

-2.6

of which:

National freights

0.9

-26.2

0.4

-33.1

Export freights

1.7

-13.4

0.5

-26.2

Import freights

36.0

5.8

11.1

3.1

Transit freights

2.3

-37.3

0.7

-30.2

Compared to nine months of previous year volume of national freights by rail in nine months of 2009 has decreased by 26.2 % and comprised 0.9 mln tons. However, in international transportation by rail 40 mln tons of freights were transported – 0.9 % more compared to the nine months of 2008. 86.3 % of the total international freight haulage was accounted for by transportation through ports.

Freight transport by road has decreased – 27.1 mln tons of freights were transported, and it is 37.1% less if compared to the nine months of previous year.

Freight transport by road by type of traffic


January – September 2009
(mln t)

Changes of January – September 2009 as % of January – September 2008

July – September 2009
(mln t)

Changes of July - September 2009 as % of July - September 2008

Total

27.1

-37.1

11.6

-31.6

of which:

National freights

22.8

-38.2

10.1

-31.6

Export freights

1.9

-27.1

0.6

-30.4

Import freights

1.1

-36.0

0.4

-34.3

Cross-trade freights

1.3

-31.9

0.5

-29.5

The bulk (84%) of the total volume of freights was carried by the national transport totalling 22.8 mln tons of freight, a decrease of 38.2 % on the nine months of 2008. In nine months of 2009, compared to the same period of previous year, international freight transportation by road has decreased by 31.1 % - 4.3 mln tons of freight were carried.

26.7 % (7.2 mln tons) of the total volume of freights carried by road comprised metallic ore and other products of mining and quarrying and peat, 24.2 % (6.6 mln tons) – products of agriculture, hunting and forestry, fish and other fishery products, but 13.7 % (3.7 mln tons) - wood and products of wood and cork (except furniture), pulp, paper and paper products.

The freights carried by road were transported on own account and for hire or reward. In the nine months of 2009 16.8 mln tons of freights were carried for hire or reward, a decrease of 45.4 % compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. 10.3 mln tons were transported on own account, comprising a reduction of 16.5%.

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

In the nine months of 2009 3.1 mln tons of oil products were transported by the oil products pipeline, a decrease of 22.8 % on the corresponding period of previous year.

Passenger transportation in public transport has also reduced.

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

In nine months of 2009 16.7 mln passengers were carried by rail, a decrease of 17.7 % compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. Compared to the corresponding period of previous year the number of passengers carried by national transport has diminished by 17.7%, but by international transport – by 21.6%.

In nine months of 2009 regular bus traffic lines carried 107.1 mln passengers, down by 22.6 % compared to nine months of 2008. Number of passengers carried by national transport comprised 99.6% and compared to the January - September 2008 it has reduced by 22.6%, of which in urban transport routes – by 21.6%, in regional local routes – by 21.1%, in regional interurban routes – by 32.9%. The passenger transportation by international buses has decreased by 4.4 %.

In the nine months of 2009 88.5 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, a decrease of 28.6 % compared to the nine months of the previous year. The number of passengers carried by trolleybus lessened by 26.5 %, but by tramways – by 30.5 %.

 

Prepared by the Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
Edīte Miezīte
Tel.67366810