More passengers and less goods
Transport and tourism
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Reduced transport volume for goods. Less timber and ore over the border. More intermodal transport.

Rail transport2015



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More passengers and less goods

For the first time since 2009 volume of transported goods decreased in 2015. A reduction of 1.8 million tonnes in 2015 compared to 2014 was a setback of 5.4 per cent. At the same time passenger transport continued earlier years steady growth by 5 per cent to a total of 73.8 million passengers.

Transported volume and transport performance, passengers ands goods
2015Per cent
2014 - 20152010 - 2015
Passenger transport
Passengers (boardings)73 836 2375.026.4
Transport performance (passenger-kms)3 555 033 8323.413.4
Transport of goods
Quantity of goods (tons)31 585 437-5.416.0
Transport performance (tonne-kms)3 498 318 858-1.10.0
Figure 1. Rail transport. 2004=100

Transport performance increased less than number passengers. This means that transport distances were longer in 2015. From 2014 to 2015, the average transport distance for passengers fell 1 kilometre to 48 kilometres, while the distance for goods rose from 106 kilometres to 111 kilometres.

Less timber and ore

Imports of ore and exports of timber made up the major volume of transported goods and constituted the entire decrease from 2014. In the same period, national transport had a volume increase of 12.1 per cent, while transport performance increased by 3.9 per cent.

More intermodal transport

Intermodal transport increased by 12.5 per cent to 4.7 million tonnes from 2014 to 2015. All growth was made up of national transport, while export volumes was reduced by 36.9 per cent.