This is an archived release.
Increase for telecommunications
The index of post and telecommunications increased by 7.5 per cent in Q2 2004 compared with Q2 2003. Courier activities increased by 18.1 per cent, while post activities decreased by 2.5 per cent. The turnover of telecommunications increased by 9.4 per cent.
Small increase for hotels and restaurants
The turnover of hotels and restaurants increased by 0.9 per cent from Q2 2003 to Q2 2004. For hotels the index increased by 1.7 per cent and by 0.5 per cent for restaurants.
Up for land transport
The index of land and pipeline transport increased by 0.5 per cent from Q2 2003 to Q2 2004. The turnover of railway transport increased by 3.7 per cent while the turnover for other land transport increased by 4.5 per cent. Transport via pipelines1 had a 7.3 per cent decrease in turnover in the same period.
Optimistic times for water transport
The water transport industry experienced an increase in turnover of 10.8 per cent in Q2 2004 compared with Q2 2003. The turnover of ocean transport increased by 11.6 per cent, while the turnover of domestic maritime transport2 increased by 2.7 per cent. Air transport had a 2.4 per cent decrease in turnover.
Businesses involved in supporting and auxiliary transport activities and travel agency activities decreased by 0.8 per cent in the same period. Cargo handling and storage had a 12.1 per cent increase in turnover, while the turnover of other supporting transport activities increased by 7.8 per cent.3 The turnover of travel agencies, tour operators and tourist assistance activities decreased by 14.4 per cent. For other transport agencies the turnover increased by 3.7 per cent.
The statistics is now published as Turnover index for service activities.