48.5 million tonnes of freight were carried by land and pipeline transport, a rise of 2.1 million tonnes or 4.5 % compared to a year ago.
In the first half of 2020 rail transport freights comprised 10.2 million tons, which is 11.9 % less than in the first half of 2019. National freights by rail comprised 0.7 million tonnes – 13.6 % more. International freights by rail reduced by 13.4 %, of which export freight transport – by 13.5 %, import freight transport – by 24.1 %, but goods in transit – increased by 51.6 %. Freights carried to and from Latvian ports comprised 58.4 % of international freights.
Freights by road comprised 37.8 million tons, which is 11.1 % more than in the first half of 2019. National freights comprised 28.7 million tonnes, 9.1 % more. International freights accounted for 9.1 million tonnes – 18 % more. Of which export freight comprised 2.5 million tonnes – 38.8 % more, import freight – 1.8 million tonnes or 21.4 % more. Cross-trade and cabotage freight comprised 4.8 million tons, which is 8.3 % more. 79.9 % of total road freights were transportation for hire or reward. They rose by 18.7 %.
0.5 million tonnes of oil products were transported via the main pipeline, which is 40.3 % less.
Freights loaded at ports comprised 16 million tonnes, which is 9.9 % less than in the 1st half of 2020. What is significant – coal loaded onto ships reduced by 1.9 million tonnes or 91.2 %. Oil products shipped reduced by 0.8 million tonnes or 18.8 %. The volume of freights in containers fell by 2.8 %, of mineral fertilizers – by 10.2 %. In turn, volume of timber loaded increased by 13.4 %, of wood chips – by 0.4 %, of roll-on/roll-off – by 7.8 %, of grain and grain products – by 24.1 %.
The full report is available at the official statistics website.