Transport sector in Azerbaijan carried over 16 million tons of cargo in January
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 18 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
In January 2013, the transport sector in Azerbaijan transported 16.4 million tons, which is similar to last year's numbers, the State Committee on Statistics told Trend on Monday.
Of the total volume of goods transported in January, 70.5 percent fell to the private sector.
Some 51.1 percent of all cargo was transported by road, 30.8 percent - by pipelines, 11.6 percent - by railway and 6.5 percent - by sea.
About 124.5 million people used transport in January, which is 8.7 percent more than the same period of 2012. Most of the passengers were transported by road transport (86.1 percent) and metro (13.7 percent).
In January this year, some 1.9 million tons of cargo were transported by rail, compared to 1.2 million tons in January 2012.
Maritime transport carried 1.1 million tons of cargo compared to 1.2 million tons in January 2012. All cargo accounted for international operations. The volume of goods handled in ports in Azerbaijan in January amounted to 1.2 million tons, or 1.6 percent more than the same period last year.
Some 8.3 million tons of cargo was transported by road transport, which is 7.6 percent more than in January 2012. The volume of passenger traffic totaled 107.1 million (increase by 8.5 percent). Some 96.7 percent of the passengers were transported by buses and 3.3 percent - by cars.
Some 17 million people were transported by metro (a 10.6 percent growth).
Some 118,100 passengers were transported by air transport, which is 11.7 percent more than in January 2012. Some 1.5 percent of traffic by this kind of transport fell to private sector.
56.9 million tons of cargo was transported through the Eurasian transport corridor through the territory of Azerbaijan, which is 5.5 percent more than in 2011. Some 260.9 million people were transported through the corridor, which is 8 percent more than in 2011.