The volume of railway freights in January-September declined by 45.5% YoY, to 17.241 million tons, according to data compiled by the Transport Ministry.
This includes 15.812 million tons of international transports, down by 47.9%. The volume of domestic transports has increased by 12.1%, to 1.429 million tons.
According to available information, the volume of transit freights among international railway freights was 13.055 million tons, down by 52.9%. The volume of imports was 2.514 million tons (+2.2%) and the volume of exports was 243 000 tons (+15.6%).
At the same time, the volume of railway transit freights passing through ports was 10.778 million tons in the first nine months of 2020, down by 55.7%, and land transit through the territory of Latvia was 2.277 million tons, down by 32.6%.
In 2019, railway freight volumes declined by 15.8% YoY, to 41.492 million tons. (BNN/Business World Magazine)