Australian Bureau of Statistics
9220.0.55.001 - Rail Freight Movements, Australia, Summary - Electronic Delivery, 2001-02 and 2002-03
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SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
Table 1. Tonnes carried and tonne-kilometres travelled, Australia
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels increased 12.2% from 68.5 billion to 76.8 billion tonne-kilometres travelled between 2001-02 and 2002-03. This commodity group contributed 46.7% to the total tonne-kilometres travelled in 2002-03.
The drought in 2002-03 affected the amount of tonne-kilometres travelled for the commodity group of Food and live animals. This commodity fell 35.2% (3.1 billion) from 8.7 billion in 2001-02 to 5.6 billion tonne-kilometres in 2002-03.
Table 2. Commodities moved, Australia - Tonne-kilometres
The tonnes carried for the commodity group Crude materials, inedible, except fuels increased by 12.6% (33.1 million) between 2001-02 and 2002-03. This commodity accounted for 49.5% (263.5 m illion) of the total tonnes carried in 2002-03 and 46.5% (296.6 million) in 2001-02.
The two commodity groups of Crude materials, inedible, except fuels and Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials accounted for 89.4% (506.1 million) of tonnes carried in 2001-02 and 90.7% (543.0 million) in 2002-03.
The tonnage of Food and live animals carried fell 28.0% (7.8 million) from 27.8 million tonnes to 20.0 million tonnes between 2001-02 and 2002-03. Drought impacted this commodity group.
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials showed a small increase of 1.6% over the two periods rising from 242.6 million tonnes to 246.4 million tonnes carried.
Table 3. Commodities moved, Australia - Tonnes
METHOD OF TRANSPORT
Solid bulk as a method of freight transport accounted for a total of 123.1 billion tonne-kilometres in 2001-02 and 130.5 billion tonne-kilometres in 2002-03. This represented approximately 80% of the total tonne-kilometres travelled in each of these periods.
Freight in containers accounted for 14.5% (22.2 billion) of all tonne-kilometers travelled in 2001-02 and 15.9% (26.2 billion) in 2002-03. This represents an increase of 18.2% between the two periods.
Table 4. Method of transport, Australia - Tonne-kilometres
For the 12 months ended 30 June 2003, 561.5 million tonnes of freight was moved as Solid bulk. This represents an increase of 5.4% on the 532.8 million tonnes carried by this method in 2001-02. Approximately 94.0% of all tonnes carried in both reference periods was in the form of Solid bulk.
Containerised freight was the method of transport for approximately 4.0% of all the tonnes carried in both periods. The tonnage of freight transported in containers increased 4.7% between the two periods from 22.4 million tonnes to 23.4 million tonnes.
Table 5. Method of transport, Australia - Tonnes
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