Hellenic Statistical Authority: Road cargo transport up 7.74 pct in 2015

Road cargo transport grew in 2015 compared with 2015, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that the weight of cargo transported by private lorries in 2015 totaled 332,442 thousand tons, up 7.47 pct from 2014, while the weight of cargo transported by public use lorries totaled 84,159 thousand tons, up 18.3 pct over the same period.

Among various cargo types, the “other packaging categories” recorded an 144.91 pct increase, while “liquid category” rose 45.67 pct. The “dry cargo category” fell 16.5 pct and containers fell 11.41 pct in 2015.

Western Macedonia recorded the largest number of cargo transport, followed by Attica and Central Macedonia. Based on weight, Central Macedonia recorded the highest number, followed by Attica.