The turnover index in the transport sector plunged in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with the same period in the previous year, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a report, said the sea transport turnover index fell 7.8 pct in the October-December period, after an 18.7 pct drop in the same period in 2009, the air transport index eased 3.7 pct after a 21.2 pct drop over the same periods, respectively and the logistics turnover index fell 14.5 pct in the fourth quarter of 2010 after a decline of 7.5 pct in the corresponding period in 2009. The travel and tourism turnover index plunged 40.8 pct in the October-December period, after a 16.2 pct drop in the same period last year.

The land and pipeline turnover index fell 32.3 pct in 2010 after a decline of 2.1 pct in the fourth quarter of 2009.