Azerbaijan’s transport sector increases cargo transportation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 15 / Trend /
According to the State Statistics Committee in January-November 2010, the cargo transportation by all transport means made up 179.9 million tons of cargo or 3.1 percent more than 2009.
The private sector share in cargo transportation was 74 percent. In January-November, of the total cargo volume transported, 50.9 percent accounted for road transport, 32 percent - pipelines, 11.2 percent - railway and 5.9 percent - by sea.
The passenger transportation during the reported period totaled 1,3 billion people, which is 4.4 percent more than the same period of 2009. Passenger transportation by automobile was 86.5 percent, metro - 13.1 percent.
About 20.2 million tons of cargo was transported by railway, which is 6.7 percent more than similar figure in January-November 2009.
The cargo shipping via sea rose by 10.6 percent, which is 12.7 percent less compared to 2009. Two thirds of cargo falls to oil and oil products, the rest amount to dry cargo. All amount of cargo shipping fell on international operations. The volume of cargo processed in Azerbaijani ports was 9.6 million tons in January-November 2010, which is 26.6 times more compared to last year.
The cargo transportation by vehicles in January-November 2010 made up 91.5 mln tons of cargo, or 5.9 percent more than the same period of 2009. Passenger transportation comprised 1.1 billion people (increased by 7.8 percent) with 96.4 percent people using buses and 3.6 percent people - vehicles.
In January-November 2010, 164,2 mln passengers used metro.The figure reduced by 13.1 percent.
In January-November 2010, the passenger transportation via airways totaled 940,600 people compared to 21.8 percent in the same period of the last year.
About 42.5 million tons of cargo were transported through Azerbaijan via the Eurasian transport corridor in January-October, or 8 percent more than the same period of last year.
Roughly 166,5 million passengers were transported within the corridor in Jan.-Oct. or 8.1 percent more than last year.