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Hungary freight deliveries rise slightly in ton kilometers in 2010, drop in Q4

Freight deliveries by Hungarian logistics companies rose 0.7% last year in terms of freight-ton kilometers but fell 7.5% if measured in tons, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. In Q4 alone performance fell more than 7% in both terms.

Hungarian companies carried 280.29m tons of goods in 2010, 7.5% less than in 2009. The drop followed an 11.9% decline in 2009. Freight volume fell yr/yr in every quarter, including an 8.0% decline, to 71.2 million tons, in the fourth quarter.

The number of freight-ton kilometers, at 50.495 billion, rose 0.7% last year after a 6.3% decline in 2009. Freight-ton kilometers dropped 7.3% yr/yr in Q4 to 12.484 billion, dropping now for the second quarter in a row. Performance fell 0.9% from the same period of 2009 in Q3 after climbing for three consecutive quarters.

Domestic deliveries fell 5.3% in 2010 to 13.679 billion freight-ton kilometers after dropping 6.4% in 2009. International deliveries were up 3.1% at 36.817 billion freight-ton kilometers after a 6.1% drop in 2009.

Domestic freight deliveries totaled 191.1 million tons last year, 14.1% less than in 2009. Volumes carried by Hungarian freight companies in international freight rose 10.7% to 89.1 million in 2010 after a 12.7% decline in 2009.