Number of Passengers in Croatia Down 1% from 2017

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ZAGREB, March 4, 2019 – A total of 20.5 million passengers were transported in Croatia in the last quarter of 2018, or 1.3% fewer than at the same time in 2017, while the transport of goods increased by 6.4% to 32 million tonnes, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

In the whole of 2018, 1% fewer passengers and 3% more goods were transported than in 2017.

Quarter-on-quarter declines in passenger transport were recorded in road and air transport, while all other modes of transport generated growth. On the other hand, goods transport increased for all modes of transport except internal waterways and air transport.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with the same time in 2017, 5.5 million passengers were transported by rail, up 0.5%. The number of passengers transported by road fell by 2.6% to 12.6 million and that of passengers transported by air dropped by 0.6% to 474,000. Domestic shipping companies reported a 1.8% increase in the number of passengers to 1.8 million.

In the final quarter of 2018, 32 million tonnes of goods was transported, an increase of 6.4% year on year. The largest decrease was observed on internal waterways, of 25.5% to 143,000 tonnes. Air transport fell by 1% to 1,000 tonnes, while rail transport increased by 21.3% to 3.8 million.

The number of passengers transported in January-December 2018 was 85 million, or 1% fewer than in 2017. The decrease was mostly due to a decline in road transport, of 3.7% to 47.7 million. At the same time, 20.2 million passengers were transported by rail, an increase of 2.1% year on year.

The amount of goods transported in January-December 2018 was 118.2 million tonnes, up 3% on 2017. Road transport increased by 2.3% to 74 million tonnes, rail transport rose by 10.4% to 13.4 million tonnes, pipeline transport increased by 5.9% to 10.8 million tonnes and internal waterways transport went up by 3% to 592,000 tonnes.

More news about transportation in Croatia can be found in the Business section.


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