Cargo transportation increases in Azerbaijani transport sector in January-July
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.1 4 / Trend /
According to the State Statistics Committee, in January-July, the transport sector of Azerbaijan transported 109.5 million tons of cargo, or 3.1 percent more than in January-July 2009, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said.
About 73.3 percent of the total cargo transported in January-July falls to the private sector. In January-July about 49.6 percent of the total amount of goods were transported by road transport, 33 percent - by pipelines, 11.6 percent - by train and 5.8 percent - by maritime transport.
In January-July, about 764.9 million people were transported by passenger transport, or 3.4 percent more than the same period last year. Most of the passengers transported by road transport (85.6 percent) and metro (13.9 percent).
About 12.7 million tons of various cargoes were transported by railway. It is 9.5 percent more than the same figure of January-July 2009.
About 6.4 million tons of various cargoes were transported by maritime transport. It is 14.6 percent less than the same period last year. The total volume of transported cargo accounted for international operations. The amount of cargo handled at ports in Azerbaijan in January-July totaled 5.7 million tons, or 27.8 percent more than in January-July 2009.
About 54.3 million tons of cargo, or 6.7 percent more than in January-July last year were transported by cars. The amount of passenger traffic totaled 654.9 million (increased by 7.4 percent). About 96.4 percent of passengers were transported by bus and 3.6 percent - by cars.
The number of passenger transported by subway was 106.5 million and decreased by 15.4 percent.
About 553,400 passengers were transported by air.
About 25 million tons of cargo or 7.3 percent more than the same period last year were transported via the Eurasian transport corridor through the territory of Azerbaijan in January-July this year. About 99.9 million people were transported within the corridor in January-June, or 7.9 percent more than in January-June 2009.