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Transport of goods and passengers increases in the 4th quarter 2015. Preliminary results for 2015 show overall increase in the transport of passengers and relevant increases in the movement of goods in ports and in railway mode
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Transport of goods and passengers increases in the 4th quarter 2015. Preliminary results for 2015 show overall increase in the transport of passengers and relevant increases in the movement of goods in ports and in railway mode - 4th Quarter 2015
13 April 2016

Summary

In the 4th quarter 2015, goods handled in ports grew by 2.7%, slowing down in comparison with the previous quarter (+6.4%). In railway and in road modes, goods transported increased by 6.4% and 2.4% respectively in the 4th quarter 2015 (+0.3% and +5.3% in the 3rd quarter, in the same order). On the contrary, there was a reduction in the transport of cargo/mail (-8.0%) in air transport as in the 3rd quarter (-4.9%).
Passengers traveling by air increased considerably in the 4th quarter 2015 (+12.2%), 3.1 p.p. more than the growth recorded in the previous quarter. The transport of passengers continued to grow in heavy railway (+1.5% from +1.4% in the previous quarter) and in transport by light railway systems (+5.8%, +4.5% in the 3rd Q, by the same order), having stabilized in inland waterways (+0.2% from +5.3% in the preceding quarter).
In 2015 (preliminary results), the transport of goods in maritime transport and railway mode recorded increases of 7.7% and 7.8% respectively (+3.2% and +10.9% in the previous year). Also in road mode there was an increase (+2.1%), recovering from the slight reduction in 2014 (-0.9%). In airport infrastructures, there was a reduction in the movement of cargo and mail (-2.1%), in contrast with the preceding year (+5.9%).
In what concerns the preliminary results for 2015 on the transport of passengers, the emphasis went to the 11.0% increase in national airports, above the change rate of +9.4% in 2014. In heavy railway transport it raised 1.7% (+1.8% in the previous year) while in light railway systems grew by 2.8% (+1.9% in 2014). In inland waterways there was a recovery compared with the preceding year (+3.1% in 2015, after -0.4% in 2014).


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