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The number of passengers in air transport continues to record significant increases; Movement of goods accelerates in ports and recovers in road transport
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The number of passengers in air transport continues to record significant increases; Movement of goods accelerates in ports and recovers in road transport - 1st Quarter 2017
27 June 2017

Summary

In the 1st quarter 2017, the movement of passengers in national airports grew by 18.6%, close to the 20.3% growth recorded in the preceding quarter. Heavy rail and light railway also registered increases in passengers carried: 6.2% and 12.4%, respectively (+4.1% and +4.3% in the 4th Q 2016). 
Considering goods handled, there was a 11.4% growth in national ports (+8.1% in the 4th Q 2016).
The road freight transport had an increase of 11.2% on tonnes transported, interrupting the downward trend previously registered (-7.3% and -3.2% in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2016, respectively).
The transport of goods by railway changed slightly (+0.6% in tonnes and +0.1% in tonnes-kilometer), succeeding a 4.4% reduction in tons of goods transported in the 4th Q 2016.


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