Azerbaijani transport sector reaches record amount on cargo transportation in 2010

Business Materials 21 January 2011 11:51 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.21 / Trend /

According to the State Statistics Committee in 2010, the cargo transportation by all transport means made up 196.3 million tons of cargo or 3.1 percent more than 2009.

"This figure is the highest, which was achieved by the country in the year of independence," the State Statistics Committee said.

The private sector share in cargo transportation was 73.9 percent. In 2010, 50.9 percent of the transported total cargo volume accounted for road transport, 31.8 percent - pipelines, 11.3 percent - railway and 6 percent - by sea.

The passenger transportation during the reported period totaled 1.4 billion people, which is 4.5 percent more than the same period of 2009. Passenger transportation by automobile was 86.5 percent, metro - 13.1 percent.

Railway transport accounted for 22.2 million tons of various cargo, which is 6.6 percent more than the same period of 2009.

The cargo shipping via sea dropped by 11.2 percent to 11.7 million tons in 2010. All cargo deliveries were implemented under the international operations. The volume of cargo processed in Azerbaijani ports was 10.8 million tons in 2010, which is 26.2 percent more than 2009.

In 2010, automobile transport accounted for 99.9 million tons of cargo, which is 6 percent more than 2009. Passenger transportation comprised 1.2 billion people (increased by 7.7 percent) with 96.5 percent passengers using buses and 3.5 percent people - vehicles.

In 2010, 181.1 mln passengers used metro. The figure reduced by 12.1 percent.

In 2010, the passenger transportation via airways totaled one billion people. Some 21.2 percent of transportation by this type of transport fell to private sector.

About 47.2 million tons of cargo was transported through Azerbaijan via the Eurasian transport corridor in January-November, or 8.8 percent more than the same period of last year. Some 205.2 million passengers were transported within the corridor in Jan.-Nov. or 8.2 percent more than last year.