Azerbaijan decreased freight transportation rates in December 2010
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.12 / Trend /
Freight transportation rates in the Azerbaijani transport sector decreased by 2.8 percent in December 2010 compared to November, the State Statistics Committee said today. Rates on passenger transportation in this period decreased by 1.8 percent.
In December last year, rates on goods transportation by railway within the country and on goods shipping to other countries increased respectively by 4.6 and 1.8 percent. Rates on goods imported into the country declined by 5.2 percent, on transit goods - by 0.1 percent. In total as a result of December a 4.4 percent increase was observed in rates on international passenger transportation by railway.
Moreover, in December last year, rates on freight transportation by air to the CIS countries decreased by 0.2 percent, while passenger transportation increased by two percent. Rates on passenger transportation by air to far abroad countries declined by 6.6 percent.
Rates on freight transportation by water transport to the CIS countries and far abroad countries decreased by 0.1 and 5.5 percent respectively. Also during this period rates on the transportation via pipelines decreased by 0.4 percent.
Rates on freight transportation by vehicle transport of local importance declined by 19.5 percent in December last year, suburban and out-of-town transport - by 19.8 percent, rates on provided piecework decreased by 15.3 percent. Rates on hourly transportation by vehicle transport increased by 0.8 percent in December.