In 2015, the Gross Value Added of transport companies increased by 0.5% in nominal terms, slowing down compared to 2014 (+3.2%), while turnover decreased by 0.6% (+4.0% in the previous year).
With regard to heavy railway transport, there were increases in both passengers (+1.7%) and goods transported (+7.9%), following +1.8% and +10.9%, respectively, in the preceding year.
Goods transported by heavy road vehicles licensed in Mainland Portugal increased 4.9% (-2.3% in 2014).
National ports accounted for an increase of 7.7% concerning the movement of goods, surpassing the result of the preceding year (+3.2%). Cruise passengers increased 13.5%, in contrast with the previous year (-3.6%).
Inland waterways transport was used by 18.9 million passengers (+2.8%) and 294.45 thousand passenger cars (+14.2%).
In the aviation sector, national airports registered 39.6 million passengers (+11.0%, +9.4% in 2014) and air transport companies licensed in Portugal carried 12.8 million passengers (-3.1%).
In what concerns telecommunications, the steep increase in broadband internet traffic access should be emphasized (+30.7%) and also the increase in the volume of voice traffic originated in the mobile network (+5.5%).
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