In January to September of 2005 the commercial transportation made up 92.5 million tons, or 7.9% up as compared to 2004.
Automobile transport ranked as the first in the structure of cargo transportation. 57.4% of total cargo transportation (with 6.7%-rise) fell on private sector, 53 million tons. The share of public sector comprised 42.6% of the total cargo turnover, or 39.4 million tons of cargo with a rise of 9.6%.
In January to September cargo turnover of the transport sector grew 10.8% as compared to 2004 and made up 18.9 billion to/km. The railway transportation played considerable role in entire transportation. Special weight of railway transport in cargo transportation comprised 35.7% of the total with a rise of 21.5%, shipping rose 5.7% and automobile вЂ" 8.1%.
The aggregate amount of passenger transportation grew 4.8% and made 740.5m men. In his period 84.8% of passengers used automobile transport, 14.4% used metro.
The passenger transportation in this period comprised 10.9 billion passenger per km, or 6.5% more as compared to 2004.
In this period the cargo transportation and cargo turnover by automobiles with consideration of physical entities reached 50.1 million tons and 5.3 billion ton/km, rising by 6.5% and 8.1% respectively. The passenger transportation by automobile grew 4.4% and was equal to 628.3m people.
In January to September the railway transportation grew 21.9% to 18.5 million tons. Oil and oil products transported via the main oil pipelines comprised 74.2% of the total, while the construction materials вЂ" 19.5%. The cargo turnover rose 21.5% to 6.7 billion tons/km.
The cargo shipping comprised 10 million tons with a drop of 1.5%. It was linked with a bar laid on passage of five Azerbaijani vessels in the Russian internal waters. 73.1% of cargo deliveries fell on oil and oil products, 26.9% - dry cargo. 7,304 million tons was transported by tankers, 1,818 million вЂ" by barges, 867,000 ton s вЂ" dry cargo. Major part of cargo was transported by tankers of the Caspian. Particularly, transportation between the ports of the CIS turned out more than the rest, which totaled 7,432 million tons of cargo, or 126 tons up as compared to 2004. Under the Eurasian transport corridor 6,613 million tons was transported (6,143 million tons вЂ" transit), which was 178,000 tons more as compared to 2004. 4,765 million tons of the total cargo was delivered via tankers. The cargo turnover grew 5.7%, comprising 5.4 billion ton/km. Passenger transportation dropped by 11.7%.
In this period oil transportation via oil pipelines rose 3.4% as compared to 2004 and comprised 8.9 million tons. Meanwhile, gas transportation via main oil pipelines made up 7 million cu m of natural gas, or 5.7% up as compared to 2004. The cargo turnover of the main oil pipelines fell 2.8%.
Passengers transportation via airways grew 11.3% and 919,000 people, including 5.9% implemented by private sector. The first airbus A319, purchased by the AZAL state air company, arrived in Azerbaijan.
Metro remains to be the popular and profitable. The passenger transportation by this transportation grew 8% as compared to 2004 and comprised 106.9 million people. However, the transportation via trolley busses reduced 52.7% and was equal to 493,400 people.