Indicators of transport in the nine months of 2008

02.12.2008

40.9 mln tons of freight were carried by rail in 9 months of 2008, an increase of 6.3 % compared to the same period of the previous year, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

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

9 months of 2008

9 months of 2008 % over 9 months of 2007

3rd quarter of 2008

3rd quarter of 2008 % over 2nd quarter of 2008

Total

40.9

106.3

13.0

96.9

of which:

national freights

1.3

85.0

0.5

133.3

export freights

2.0

110.0

0.7

111.6

import freights

34.0

108.1

10.8

96.6

transit freights

3.6

97.5

1.0

80.8

In 9 months of 2008 national freights by rail have decreased by 15% and comprised 1.3 mln tons. However, in international transportation by rail 39.6 mln tons of freight were transported – 7.2% more compared to the January – September 2007. 79.6 % of the total international freight haulage by rail was accounted for by transportation through ports.

In nine months of 2008 freight transport by road has decreased – 43.1 mln tons of freight were transported which is 3.1 mln tons or 6.6 % less than in nine months of previous year.

Freight transport by road by type of traffic (mln t)

9 months of 2008

9 months of 2008 as % over 9 months of 2007

3rd quarter of 2008

3rd quarter of 2008 as % over 2nd quarter of 2008

Total

43.1

93.4

17.0

122.5

of which:

national freights

36.8

91.9

14.8

125.6

export freights

2.6

98.4

0.9

115.1

import freights

1.8

82.6

0.6

85.7

transit freights

1.9

145.0

0.7

112.7

The bulk (85.4 %) of the total volume of freight was carried by the national transport totalling 36.8 mln tons of freight, a decrease of 8.1 % on 9 months of 2007. In 9 months of 2008, compared to the same period of previous year, international freight transportation by road has increased by 2.9 % - 6.3 mln tons of freight were carried.

The freights carried by road are in transport on own account and in transport for hire or reward. In transport for hire or reward 30.7 mln tons of freight were carried which is 0.1% less compared to the nine months of 2007, in transport on own account - 12.4 mln tons of freight which is a decrease of 19.7% than in the nine months of 2007.

Freight transport by mode of transport (mln t)

In nine months of 2008 by the oil products pipeline 4 mln tons of oil products were transported, a decrease of 19.6 % on the first three quarters of previous year.

Passenger traffic by mode of transport (mln passengers)

In the nine months of 2008 20.3 mln passengers were carried by rail, which is a decrease of 2.7 % compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. In the nine months of 2008, compared to the same period of previous year, the number of passengers carried by domestic traffic has decreased by 2.6% comprising 20 mln passengers. The number of passengers carried by international rail transport has decreased by 8.6% and comprised 0.3 mln passengers.

In the nine months of 2008 138.3 mln passengers were carried by national bus traffic, which is a decrease of 4.9 % compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. The majority of these passengers (99.7%) were carried by the national bus traffic. This number, compared to nine months of 2007, has decreased by 4.9%, but the number of passengers in the lines of international buses has decreased by 3.5%.

In the nine months of 2008 124.8 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, which is a decrease of 8 % compared to the nine months of the previous year. Trams were used by 65.6 mln passengers which is 4.6% less compared to the nine months of the previous year, but trolley-buses were used by 59.2 mln passengers – a decrease of 11.6 %.

Prepared by the Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
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Edīte Miezīte