Azerbaijan ups cargo & passenger transportation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 17 / Trend /
In January 2010, cargo transportation made up 14.8 million tons compared to 13.5 million tons of cargo in January 2009, the Azerbaijan State Statistics Committee reported.
Of the total volume of transported cargo, 70.6 percent accounted for of the private sector. In January 2010, of the total volume of transported cargo, 46.1 percent was transported by cars, 35.5 percent - pipelines, 11.4 percent- railway and 6.9 percent - ships
Passenger transportation totaled 99.8 million people compared to 97 million in the same period of 2009. The share of private sector in the passenger transportation made up 84.5 percent. The passenger transportation by cars made up 84.5 percent and metro - 14.9 percent.
Azerbaijan State Railway Department (ASRD) transported 20.3 million tons of cargo compared to 27.4 million tons the last year.
The cargo shipping via sea reached 1 million tons compared to 893,000 tons in January 2009. All cargo deliveries were implemented under the international operations. 76.4 percent of the total volume of transported cargo fell to oil and petroleum products and 23.5 percent - dry goods. The entire volume of transported cargo fell to the international operations.
The volume of cargo processed in Azerbaijani ports was 364,100 tons in January 2010, compared to 413,500 in the same period of 2009.
In 2009, cargo transportation by vehicles made up 6.8 million tons compared to 6.2 million in January 2009. Passenger transportation comprised 84.4 million people compared to 78.3 in the same period of 2009. Some 96.9 percent of people using buses and 3.1 percent - vehicles.
Nearly 14.9 million passengers used metro services compared to 18.1 in January 2009.
In 2009, the passenger transportation via airways made up 62,400 people, including 29.8 percent implemented by private sector. The figure was 90,500 people in January 2009.
In January 2010, 47.4 million tons of cargo and 206.7 million passengers were transported via the Eurasian corridor, compared to 46.7 million tons of cargo and 192.3 million passengers in the same period of 2009.