In 2020, the number of passengers carried by land passenger transport comprised 152.1 million passengers, which is 36.4 % less than in 2019.
The number of passengers carried by rail transport comprised 12.9 million, a drop of 30.9 %. Number of passengers carried by national transport reduced by 30.4 %, but the number of passengers carried by international transport reduced – by 85.6 %.
86.8 million passengers were carried by regular bus traffic lines, which is 38 % less than a year ago. Number of passengers carried in national lines reduced by 38 %, but the number of passengers carried in international lines reduced – by 45.8 %.
The number of passengers carried by urban electrified transport comprised 52.4 million passengers, a drop of 35.1 %.
In 2020, 466.3 thousand passengers arrived at and departed from Latvian ports, which is 56.5 % less than in 2019.
In 2020 the number of passengers arrived at and departed from the Riga International Airport comprised 2 million, which is 74.2 % less than in 2019. The largest passenger turnover at Riga International Airport was with airports of Germany – 307.9 thousand passengers, which is a drop of 68.1 %, with airports of the United Kingdom – 268.4 thousand passengers, a drop of 67.6 % and with airports of Russia – 167.3 thousand passengers, a drop of 81.1 %.
You can read the full report on passenger traffic on the Central Statistical Bureau website.
Last year 101.2 million tons of freights were carried by land and pipeline transport, a decrease of 16.8 million tons or 14.2 % compared to a year ago.
In 2020 rail transport freights comprised 24 million tons, which is 42.3 % less than in 2019. National freights by rail comprised 2.1 million tons – 21.1 % more. In international traffic the volume of freight carried by rail comprised 21.9 million tons, reduction of 45 %. Of which export freight transport – 2 million tons, 11.3 % less, import freight transport – 16.3 million tons, drop of 50.7 %, but goods in transit – 3.6 million tons, 20.9 % less. In 2020 transport freights via Latvian ports comprised 14.6 million tons, which is 53.8 % less than in 2019.
Freights by road comprised 75.7 million tons, which is 2.6 % more than in 2019. National freights comprised 60 million tons, 7.6 % more. International freights accounted for 15.7 million tons – 12.6 % less. Of which 4.5 million tons accounted for export freight – 4.8 % more, but import freight 3.1 million tons – 6.2 % less. Cross-trade and cabotage freights comprised 8.1 million tons, 21.9 % less than in the previous year. 76.3 % of total road freights were transportation for hire or reward. They fell by 0.8 %.
1.5 million tons of oil products were transported via main pipeline, which is 43.9 % less.
You can read the full report on freight transport volumes on the Central Statistical Bureau website.