Uzbekistan increases volume of freight transportation by 9.2 percent in January
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Feb.16 / Trend, Azizov /
About 68.7 million tons of freight were carried by all types of transport in Uzbekistan in January 2011, which increased by 9.2 percent compared to figure of the same period of 2010, the State Statistics Committee of Uzbekistan said
Motor transport shipped 57.4 million tons of freight in the reporting period, which is 9.5 percent more than a year earlier.
The freight turnover grew by 2.1 percent to 972.1 million t-km.
Railway transport carried out 5.3 million tons of cargo in January 2011, with a 4.9 percent increase. The freight turnover has increased by 4.2 percent to 1.692 billion t-km.
Main pipelines transported 6 million tonnes of cargoes in the reporting period. The freight turnover of main pipelines has decreased by 13.4 percent to 2.571 billion t-km.
Some 2,600 tonnes of freights were carried by air transport in January 2011, which is 44.4 percent more compared to January 2010. The freight turnover has increased by 29.8 percent and made up 12.2 million t-km.
The freight turnover made up 5.247 billion t-km (8.2 percent increase).
The number of passengers carried by all types of transport increased by 4.7 percent during the reported period and totaled 393.1 million persons in January 2011. The passenger turnover has increased by 8.1 percent to 4.984 billion pass-km.
Motor transport carried out 384.4 million passengers in the reporting period and passenger turnover grew by 7.8 percent to 4.294 billion pass-km, the committee said.
It added that the number of passengers carried by railway transport has increased by 1.3 percent and made up 1.2 million persons. The passenger turnover has increased by 5.8 percent to 212 million pas-km.
The committee said over 0.1 million persons were carried by air transport, which is 15.2 percent more than in January 2010. The passenger turnover was 430.5 million pass-km or 15.1 percent higher than in January 2010.
Passenger transportation carried out by trolleybuses, trams and underground has decreased by 71.9 percent, 22 percent and 3.7 percent respectively, the committee said.