This is an archived release.
Increase for railway transport
The turnover of railway transport increased by 11.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2004 compared with the fourth quarter of 2003. October, November and December were the best months of 2004 for railway transport. Turnover from taxi operations, freight transport by road and scheduled bus transport also increased, while turnover from transport via pipelines decreased.
Success for water transport
In the fourth quarter of 2004 the turnover of water transport increased by 16.1 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2003. The turnover of ocean transport increased by 14.2 per cent, while the turnover of air transport increased by 1.6 per cent.
Increase for hotels
The index of hotels and restaurants increased by 0.9 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2003 to the fourth quarter of 2004. For hotels the index show a 3.9 per cent increase, while for restaurants the index decreased by 2.9 per cent.
Continued decrease for travel agencies
In the fourth quarter of 2004 the turnover of businesses involved in supporting and auxiliary transport activities and travel agency activities experienced a decrease of 5.4 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2003.
Positive for post and telecommunications
Businesses involved in post and telecommunications experienced an increase in turnover of 3.9 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2003 to the fourth quarter of 2004. Telecommunications accounted for the largest share of the turnover in post and telecommunications and had a strong effect on the rise in turnover. Turnover from post and courier activities and radio and television activities also increased.
The statistics is now published as Turnover index for service activities.