Annual data on the activity of ports is used to obtain information on cargo loaded and unloaded and incoming and outgoing passengers at ports of Latvia by ports of Latvia, as well as by kinds of cargo loaded and unloaded.


It is determined in tons by actual weight of freight transported, including all packing weight, weight of different containers or other packing, palette weight where goods are placed, tare weight.

Information on passenger arrivals and departures at ports includes data on passenger turnover with ship owned by Latvia and foreign countries.

A port is a part of the overland territory of Latvia delimited by borders, including the artificially set up dams, and a part of inland waters including inner and outer roadstead and shipping routes in the port access arranged for servicing the ships and passengers, performing cargo, transport and dispatch operations and other economic activities.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

News releases


Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications.

Data on transport indicators are available in the monthly bulletins and yearbooks. Statistical yearbooks and monthly bulletins are available in E-publication section under topic "General statistics".

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Additional information

As it is not possible to ensure implementation of all requirements of Council Directives 2009/42/EC (6 May 2009) on statistical reports regarding freight and passenger traffic by sea with report form 2-ports (short) "Survey of ports activity", ports with annual freight turnover of 1 mln tons and more and/or annual passenger turnover of 200 thsd passengers and more submit report form 2-ports "Survey of incoming and outgoing ships at ports". This report is prepared electronically, and vessel manifest information provided by each incoming and outgoing vessel is used as data source.

Latvia publishes data obtained by compilying information from report form 2-ports (short) "Survey of ports activity", but Eurostat in its data bases publishes data obtained by complying information from report form 2-ports "Survey of incoming and outgoing ships at ports".

Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data are obtained in full-scope survey. Data are collected from CSB monthly report form 2-ports (short) "Survey of ports activities".

Statistical population

Enterprises engaged in loading and unloading cargoes in ports. 

Data revision

Data published are final and are not revised.


Comparability over time

Data are available since 1990.

International comparability


The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) publishes information on transport in the EU and in every country separately on its home page. It can be found in section: Statistics/ Browse/Search database/ Transport.

Other comparability

Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

The Ministry of Transport publishes information on passenger turnover at ports on its homepage:


Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Edīte Miezīte 67366810 daļas vadītājs

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