This is an archived release.
Increase for ocean transport
The turnover of water transport increased by 17.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2004 compared with the third quarter of 2003. The turnover of ocean transport increased by 18.9 per cent, while the turnover of air transport increased by 5.3 per cent.
Stable turnover for hotels and restaurants
In the third quarter the turnover of hotels and restaurants increased by 0.2 per cent compared with the third quarter of 2003. The index reveals a 1.8 per cent decrease for hotels and a 0.2 per cent decrease for restaurants.
More freight transport
The index of land and pipeline transport decreased by 5.6 per cent from the third quarter of 2003 to the third quarter of 2004. Transport via pipelines1 contributed the most to this decrease. On the other hand, the turnover of railway transport increased by 4.4 per cent and the turnover for other land transport increased by 6.9 per cent. Freight transport by road accounted for the largest share of the turnover in other land transport and had a strong effect on the rise in turnover. Turnover from scheduled bus transport, taxi operations and other land passenger transport also increased, while turnover from tramway and other suburban transport services decreased.
Lower turnover for travel agencies
Businesses involved in supporting and auxiliary transport activities and travel agency activities experienced an increase in turnover of 2.8 per cent from the third quarter of 2003 to the third quarter of 2004. Cargo handling and storage had a 22.6 per cent increase in turnover, while turnover from other supporting transport activities increased by 15.4 per cent.3The turnover of travel agencies, tour operators and tourist assistance activities fell by 16.8 per cent. For other transport agencies the turnover increased by 11.6 per cent.
Post and telecommunications up
In the third quarter of 2004 the turnover of post and telecommunications increased by 7.9 per cent compared with the third quarter of 2003. Telecommunications saw turnover increase by 8.2 per cent.
For some industries the turnover in the third quarter of 2004 has been estimated based on the turnover in July and August. As a result, the data for this quarter are preliminary and may be edited in later releases.
1The index of transport via pipelines is based on figures from the quarterly national accounts.
2Changes in the Act relating to value added tax explain the high turnover of 63.211 Central agencies for goods and transportation procurement.
The statistics is now published as Turnover index for service activities.