Income from freight transportation up
IOL Business - Aug 22nd 2011, 15:36
Income from freight transportation for June 2011 increased by 6.9% compared with June 2010 to 6.7 billion rand, data released on Monday by Statistics South Africa showed.
The volume of goods transported (payload) for June 2011 decreased by 2.1% to 52.96 million tons compared with June 2010.
The income from freight transportation for the second quarter of 2011 increased by 14.2% compared with the second quarter of 2010.
The year-on-year increase of 14,2% in income from freight transportation for the second quarter of 2011 was driven largely by primary mining and quarrying products (30.2% and contributing 8.7 percentage points), followed by manufactured food, beverages and tobacco products (16.1% and contributing 2.4 percentage points) and motor vehicles, parts and accessories (35.5% and contributing 0.7 of a percentage point).
The income from passenger transportation for the second quarter of 2011 increased by 10.6% compared with the second quarter of 2010.
Income from passenger transportation for June 2011 increased by 11.3% compared with June 2010, while the number of passengers increased by 24.3% over this period.
The main contributor to the year-on-year increase of 10.6% in income from passenger transportation for the second quarter of 2011 was road passenger transportation (11.7% and contributing 9.1 percentage points), followed by railway passenger transportation (7.0% and contributing 1.5 percentage points). -
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