SYNTHESIS INE@COVID-19, 12 apr-2021

April . 12 . 2021 SYNTH SIS IN @ COVID-19 page 5/20 Communication Unit | tel: +351 21 842 61 10 | More information available at: Transport activities – 4 th quarter of 2020 (09 March 2021) The transport of passengers in light railway systems recorded a 54.7% reduction in the 4 th quarter of 2020, to 33.5 million passengers carried (-51.3% in the 3 rd quarter), as a result of the restrictions imposed under the COVID-19 pandemic. “Metro Sul do Tejo” ligth railway system, with 2.9 million passengers, recorded the smallest reduction: -33.9%. Inland waterway transport of passengers decreased by 48.4% (-36.8% in the 3 rd quarter), amounting to 2.8 million passengers. Maritime, rail and road transport of goods recorded the following rates of change in comparison with the same quarter of the previous year: • -2.1% in national maritime ports (+0.2% in the previous quarter); • -3.3% in railway mode (-5.3% in the previous quarter); • -11.7% in road freight (-4.1% in the previous quarter). 2020 indicators, preliminary data Year-on-year rate of change (%) Air transport Passengers carried (total) -69.4 Railway transport Passengers carried (total) -38.4 Light railway system -48.0 Goods carried (tonnes) -7.6 Maritime transport Goods handled -6.9 Inland waterways transport Passengers carried -42.7 New series of Employment Survey: persons dedicated to agriculture and fishing for own consumption are no longer included in the employed population In 2021, similar to most European Union countries, Statistics Portugal started a new series of Employment Survey (ES) data, which includes, among others, the following changes: • People dedicated to agriculture and fishing for self-consumption are no longer considered as employed. In 2020, this population group covered about 130,000 people (90,900 in the age group 15-74 years); • The reference age of the working age population is changed from “15 and over” to “16 to 89”.