China’s total volume of freight transport rose in the first four months of 2014, but at a slower pace amid an economic slowdown, new data showed last Saturday.
The volume of freight transport by road stood at 11.5 billion tonnes in the first four months, an increase of 8.9 percent over the year earlier, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.
But the increase was slower compared to the double-digit growth during the same period last year.
During this period, a total of 1.61 billion tonnes of freight were carried on waterways, up 6.3 percent year on year.
Railway freight stood at 1.26 tonnes in the Jan.-April period, down 3.3 percent compared to the same period last year.