This is an archived release.
Steady growth in telecommunications
The turnover in telecommunications increased by 2.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2005 compared with the first quarter of 2004. The growth in turnover has been stable over the last few quarters. National post activities had an 8.2 per cent decrease in turnover and courier activities had a 6.8 per cent increase in turnover in the same period.
The turnover of hotels and restaurants decreased by 1 per cent from the first quarter of 2004 to the first quarter of 2005. The turnover decreased for hotels with restaurant facilities, but increased for hotels without restaurant facilities. The turnover of restaurants and cafés decreased by 3.9 per cent, while the turnover of snack bars, salad bars and hot-dog stands increased by 4.3 per cent. Bars had a loss in turnover, while canteens and catering businesses experienced an increase. Youth hostels, mountain refuges, camping sites and other lodgings had a 22.9 per cent increase in turnover in the same period.
Lower turnover for taxi operations
Businesses involved in other land transport experienced a decrease in turnover of 0.2 per cent from the first quarter of 2004 to the first quarter of 2005. Taxi operations contributed to the decrease in turnover in other land transport. Scheduled bus transport and other land passenger transport, and freight transport by road saw turnover increase, whereas there was a decrease in turnover for railway transport and transport via pipelines.
Continued growth in water transport
In the first quarter of 2005 the turnover in water transport increased by 14.3 per cent compared with the first quarter of 2004. Ocean transport accounted for the largest share of the turnover in water transport and had a strong effect on the rise in turnover. The turnover in air transport decreased by 20.2 per cent.1
Toll plazas up
Businesses involved in supporting and auxiliary transport activities and travel agency activities experienced an increase in turnover of 2.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2005 compared with the first quarter of 2004. The turnover of toll plazas increased, while the turnover of travel agencies decreased for the fifth consecutive quarter.
|1||As of the first quarter of 2005 the index of NACE 62.100 scheduled air transport is not comparable to previous years.|
The statistics is now published as Turnover index for service activities.