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Azerbaijani transport sector increases freight traffic by 3.8 percent

Business Materials 17 August 2012 13:57

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 17 / Trend /

Transport sector of Azerbaijan transported 119.4 million tons of cargo in January-July, which is 3.8 percent more than the same period in 2011, the State Statistics Committee told Trend.

Some 73 percent of the goods from the total amount, transported in January-July, fell to the private sector. Some 53.5 percent of goods were transported by road, 29 percent - pipelines, 11.1 percent - rail and 6.4 percent - by sea.

Some 887.1 million people were transported by passenger transport in January-July, which is 8.7 percent more than in January-July 2011. Most of the passengers were transported by road transport (86.9 percent) and metro (12.9 percent).

Some 13.2 million tons of cargo was transported by rail in January - July, which is 6.9 percent more than in January-July 2011.

Some 7.6 million tons of cargo was transported by sea in January-July, which is 5.2 percent more than in January-July 2011. The entire volume of transported cargo fell to international operations. The volume of cargo handled at ports of Azerbaijan in January-July amounted to 7.3 million tons, which is 1.8 percent more than in January-July last year.

Some 64 million tons of cargo was transported by road transport, which is 7.6 percent more than in January-July 2011. The volume of passenger traffic totaled 770.5 million (increase by 8.8 percent). Some 96.3 percent of the passengers were transported by buses and 3.7 percent - by cars.

Some 114.1 million people were transported by the subway, increasing by 8.5 percent.

Some 869,500 passengers were transported by air transport, which is 13.1 percent more than the same period in 2011. Some 1.5 percent of traffic by this kind of transport fell to private sector. The volume of air cargo totaled 32,400 tons.

Some 28.1 million tons of cargo was transported through the Eurasian transport corridor at the territory of Azerbaijan in January-June 2012, which is 4.8 percent more than in January-June 2011. Some 129.3 million people were transported through the corridor in January-June, which is 7.7 percent more than in January-June 2011.

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