Data of transport roads are used to determine total length of transport roads: length of state roads and local government roads, length of local government streets, length of railway lines, and other indicators.


Includes the length of lines between the stations.

Tracks running alongside one another within the given line length are counted as one.

There are broad gauge railway lines (track width 1.52 m) and narrow gauge lines (0.75 m).

A road is a complex civil engineering construction used for the traffic of motor vehicles running at a certain speed and carrying a load of the size and dimensions prescribed by normative documents.

The total length of tram and trolley bus lines also includes the length of parallel lines.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar


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".


Data are collected and published in accordance with Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

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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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data are obtained in a full-scope survey.

Data source are CSB statistical report forms:

  • annual report form 1-railway "Survey on railway transport";
  • annual report form 1-gas "Survey on the use of natural gas";
  • monthly report form 2-transport by pipelines "Survey on transportation of oil and oil products";
  • annual report form 1-electrified transport "Survey on the activity of electrified transport";
  • annual report form 1-road "Survey on roads".

Statistical population

Data on lenght of transport roads are compiled from:

  • enterprises that carry out passenger transportation with electrified city transport;
  • holder of a railway infrastructure;
  • enterprises carrying out transportation of gas, oil and oil products by pipelines;
  • road register of JSC "Latvian State Roads".

Data revision

The data published are final and are not revised.


Comparability over time

Data on lenght of transport roads are available since 1990.

International comparability


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


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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