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Domestic transportation sector grows modestly

The volume of goods transported rose 2.1% to 312 million tonnes last year, the transportation sector’s performance being 1.5% higher than a year earlier, rising to 58.6 billion tonne-kilometers, according to a recent report by the Central Statistical Office (KSH). 

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In domestic traffic, tonne-kilometer performance increased by 2.8% and internationally by 0.9% compared to the previous year.

Road haulage accounted for 63% of the total freight transport performance, while rail had 18%, pipeline 15%, and inland water transport 3.6%.

Road freight transported fewer goods in both domestic and international traffic in the fourth quarter, reducing its tonne-kilometer performance by 1.7% to 13.6 billion.