Azerbaijan, Baku, March 19 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The Azerbaijani transport sector transported 31.8 million tons of cargo in January-February 2013, which is 1.4 percent more than the same period in 2012, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee told Trend today.
Some 70.3 percent of the goods from the total volume, transported during this period, fell to the private sector. Some 51 percent of goods were transported by vehicles, 30.5 percent - pipelines, 11.8 percent - railway and 6.7 percent - by ships.
Around 256.9 million people were transported by passenger vehicles in January-February, which is 8.3 percent more than in the same period of 2012. Most passengers were transported by vehicles (87 percent) and metro (12.8 percent).
Some 3.8 million tons of cargo was transported by rail in January - February compared to 3.7 million tons in Jan.-Feb. 2012.
Some 2.1 million tons of cargo was transported by ships in January-February compared to 2.3 million tons in the same period of 2012. The entire volume of transported cargo fell to international operations. The volume of cargo handled at Azerbaijani ports in January-February amounted to 2.3 million tons, which is 4.8 percent more than in January-February 2012.
Some 16.2 million tons of cargo was transported by vehicles, which is 7.6 percent more than in January-February 2012. The volume of passenger traffic totaled 223.5 million people (increase by 8.5 percent). Some 96.6 percent of passengers were transported by buses and 3.4 percent - by cars.
Some 32.8 million people were transported by the subway, increasing by 7.4 percent.
Some 217,300 passengers were transported by aircraft, which is 13.1 percent more than the same period in 2012. Some 1.7 percent of traffic by this kind of transport fell to private sector.
Some 4.9 million tons of cargo were transported through the Eurasian transport corridor at the territory of Azerbaijan in January, which is 0.2 percent more than in Jan. 2012. Some 23.1 million people were transported through the corridor in Jan., which is 7.5 percent more than in January 2012.