Azerbaijan's transport sector increases cargo traffic
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.19 / Trend E.Ismailov/
According to the State Statistics Committee, in January-October 2011, the cargo transportation by all transport means made up 168.3 million tons of cargo or 3.7 percent more than 2010.
The private sector share in cargo transportation was 74.2 percent. Of the total cargo volume transported, 53.7 percent accounted for road transport, 29.6 percent - pipelines, 10.6 percent - railway and 6.1 percent - by sea.
The passenger transportation during the reported period totaled 1.2 billion people, which is 7.3 percent more than the same period of 2010. Passenger transportation by automobile was 87.4 percent, metro - 12.2 percent.
In January-October 2011, the Azerbaijan State Railway Department (ASRD) transported 17.9 million tons of cargo compared to 18.3 million tons during the same period of the last year.
The cargo shipping via sea increased by 9.1 percent to 10.3 million tons in January-October 2011. All cargo deliveries were implemented under the international operations.
The volume of cargo processed in Azerbaijani ports was 9.8 million tons in January-October, which is 14.6 percent more than the same period of 2010.
The cargo transportation by vehicles in January-October 2011 made up 90.2 million tons of cargo or 9.7 percent more than the same period of 2010. Passenger transportation comprised 1.1 billion people (increased by 8.5 percent) with 96.3 percent people using buses and 3.7 percent people - vehicles.
In January-October 2011, 149.2 million passengers used metro or 0.7 percent more than last year.
In January-October 2011, the passenger transportation via airways totaled 1.2 million people, an increase of 38.3 percent compared to the same period of the last year. The private sector's share in this type of transport hit 3.1 percent.
Some 40 million tons of cargo were transported through Azerbaijan via the Eurasian transport corridor in January-September or 5.3 percent more than the same period of 2010. Roughly 180.3 million passengers were transported within the corridor in January-September 2011 or 7.9 percent more than the same period of last year.