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Less freights and fewer passengers were carried in Latvia in the first half-year of 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCompared to the first half of 2015, the volume of freights carried by land transport and pipelines has decreased by 11.4% in the first half of 2016. The most notable drop was recorded in rail transport – of 19.8%.

In the first half of 2016, 24.1 million tons of freight were carried by rail, which was 19.8% less than in the first half of 2015, according to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

National freights by rail amounted to 0.6 million tons – 20.4% more than in the corresponding period of 2015.

The volume of international freights carried by rail decreased by 6.1 million tons or 20.5%, of which the volume of import freights fell by 18.6 %, volume of export freights – by 4.5%, whereas the volume of freights in transit trough Latvia – by 59.7%. Freights transported to and from Latvian ports amounted to 20 million tons – 19.5% less than in the 1st half of 2015.

In the first half of 2016, 28 million tons of freight were carried by road transport registered in Latvia, which was 1.8% less than in the first half of 2015. The decline in the volume of freights was mainly affected by a 27.9% drop in the transportation of quarrying products. The volume of national freights reduced by 1.4 million tons or 6.6%, whereas the volume of export freights decreased by 11.0%. The volume of import freights had increased by 3.4%. Rapid growth was recorded in cross-trade and cabotage freights carried by road transport registered in Latvia – of 35.9%.

The volume of freights carried for hire or reward amounted to 20.9 million tons – 0.4 million tons or 1.9% more than in the first half of 2015.

Out of the total volume of road freights, products of agriculture, hunting and forestry, fish and other fishing products constituted 22.0%, wood and products of wood and cork (except furniture), pulp, paper and paper products – 18.9%, metal ores and other mining and quarrying products, peat – 18.9%, whereas food products, beverages and tobacco products – 10.9%.

In the first half of 2016, 2.4 million tons of oil products were transported via the main oil products pipeline, which was 18.6% less than during the first half of 2015.

During the first half of 2016, 122.9 million passengers were carried by public transport, which was 2.4% or 3 million passengers less than in the first half of 2015.

As compared to the first half of 2015, the number of passengers carried by rail remained at the level of the previous year (a decrease of 0.1%), the number of passengers carried by urban electrified transport dropped by 4.3%, whereas the number of passengers carried by regular bus traffic lines reduced by 1.5%.

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