41.8 million tonnes of freights were carried by land and pipeline transport, a decrease of 16.5 % compared to a year ago.
In H1 2023 rail transport freights comprised 7.7 million tonnes, which is 36 % less than in H1 2022.
In H1 2023 the cargo loaded and unloaded at ports comprised 20.2 million tonnes, which is 14.2 % less than in H1 2022.
Freights by road comprised 34.1 million tonnes, which is 9.8 % less than in the corresponding period of the previous year. Transportation of national freights comprised 26.4 million tonnes, 10.3 % less than a year ago. Transportation of international freights accounted for 7.7 million tonnes – 8.1 % less.
Data also show that in H1 2023, compared to H1 2022, passenger traffic by all modes of transport has grown.
During H1 2023, the number of passengers carried by land passenger transport comprised 93.1 million passengers, which is 22.9 % more than in H1 2022.
The number of passengers carried by rail transport comprised 8.2 million, a rise of 19.5 %. The number of passengers carried by national transport rose by 19.5 %, but the number of passengers carried by international transport by 32.1 %.
52 million passengers were carried by regular bus traffic lines, which is 20.3 % more than a year ago. Number of passengers carried in national lines increased by 20.3 %, but the number of passengers carried in international lines by 3.2 %.
The number of passengers carried by trolleybuses comprised 19.3 million passengers, a rise of 42.5 %, but by trams – 13.6 million passengers, a growth of 12 %.
In H1 2023, 171.6 thousand passengers arrived at and departed from Latvian ports with ferries. Their number has increased by 3.5 %, compared to the corresponding period of the previous Ferry traffic at Riga Passenger Terminal was closed. At Ventspils port passenger turnover comprised 133.2 thousand passengers, 2.6 % more, but at Liepāja port – 38.4 thousand passengers, 7 % more.