Subscribe to industry newsletters

Advertise on Bizcommunity

October freight volumes down 3,3% for October

The volume of goods transported (payload) decreased by 3.3% in October 2012 compared with October 2011‚ Statistics SA reported on Monday (10 December)
The corresponding income increased by 3.4% over the same period to R8.3bn.

Data released by Stats SA also showed that income from freight transportation increased by 2.6% in the three months ended October compared with the same period last year.

The main contributors to this increase were primary mining and quarrying products (6.6% and contributing 2.1 percentage points)‚ "other" freight (5.6% and contributing 0.6 of a percentage point)‚ and manufactured food‚ beverages and tobacco products (3.5% and contributing 0.5 of a percentage point).

The number of passengers transported increased by 4.8% in October compared with a year ago. The corresponding income increased by 17.6% over the same period.

Income from passenger transportation increased by 14.6% in the three months ended October.

Income from passengers transported by road increased by 13.0% (contributing 10.0 percentage points)‚ and income from rail transport of passengers increased by 19.8% (contributing 4.6 percentage points)‚ Stats SA noted.


I-Net Bridge
For more than two decades, I-Net Bridge has been one of South Africa’s preferred electronic providers of innovative solutions, data of the highest calibre, reliable platforms and excellent supporting systems. Our products include workstations, web applications and data feeds packaged with in-depth news and powerful analytical tools empowering clients to make meaningful decisions.

We pride ourselves on our wide variety of in-house skills, encompassing multiple platforms and applications. These skills enable us to not only function as a first class facility, but also design, implement and support all our client needs at a level that confirms I-Net Bridge a leader in its field.
Go to: