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Azerbaijan's transport sector increases cargo traffic

Business Materials 20 October 2011 20:34

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 20 /Trend, E.Ismailov/

According to the State Statistics Committee, in January-September 2011, the cargo transportation by all transport means made up 152.6 million tons of cargo or 4.5 percent more than 2010.

The private sector share in cargo transportation was 74.1 percent. Of the total cargo volume transported, 53.4 percent accounted for road transport, 29.7 percent - pipelines, 10.8 percent - railway and 6.1 percent - by sea.

The passenger transportation during the reported period totaled 1.1 billion people, which is 7.2 percent more than the same period of 2010. Passenger transportation by automobile was 87.5 percent, metro - 12.2 percent.

In January-September 2011, the Azerbaijan State Railway Department (ASRD) transported 16.4 million tons of cargo compared to 16.3 million tons during the same period of the last year.
The cargo shipping via sea increased by 11.1 percent to 9.3 million tons in January-September 2011. All cargo deliveries were implemented under the international operations. The volume of cargo processed in Azerbaijani ports was 8.9 million tons in 2011, which is 19 percent more than 2010.

The cargo transportation by vehicles in January-September 2011 made up 81.6 million tons of cargo or 9.6 percent more than the same period of 2010. Passenger transportation comprised 948.6 million people (increased by 8.4 percent) with 96.4 percent people using buses and 3.6 percent people - vehicles.

In January-September 2011, 132.4 million passengers used metro or 0.3 percent less than last year.

In January-September 2011, the passenger transportation via airways totaled 1.1 million people, an increase of 39.1 percent compared to the same period of the last year. The public share in the passenger transportation via airways made up 96.9 percent and private sector 3.1 percent.

About 35.5 million tons of cargo were transported through Azerbaijan via the Eurasian transport corridor in January-August 2010 or 5.7 percent more than the same period of 2010. Roughly 160.3 million passengers were transported within the corridor in January-August 2011 or 7.9 percent more than last year.

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