Transport sector slowed down in Q1 2021

The Transport and Storage value added increased by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2021, compared to a 2.4 percent increase recorded in the same quarter of the previous year.

This is according GDP figures for first Quarter 2021 released by Statistics Botswana this week.

The slight improved performance of
the industry was mainly attributed to the increase in real value added of Road Transport and Post & Courier Services by 4.3 and 2.1 percent respectively.

The slow growth was influenced by a significant reduction in Air Transport services of 69.7 percent due to reduced number of passenger carried.

Rail goods traffic in tonnes went down by 6.4 percent and passenger rail transport was not operating during the quarter under review.

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