Azerbaijani transport sector increases freight transportation in Jan.-April
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 20 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The Azerbaijani transport sector transported 66.2 million tons of cargo in January-April 2013, which is 2.2 percent more than the same period in 2012, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee told Trend today.
Some 72.2 percent of the goods from the total volume, transported during this period, fell to the private sector. Some 53.6 percent of goods were transported by vehicles, 28.9 percent - pipelines, 11.2 percent - railway and 6.3 percent - by ships.
Around 532.4 million people were transported by passenger vehicles in January-April, which is 7.8 percent more than in the same period of 2012. Most passengers were transported by vehicles (86.9 percent) and metro (12.9 percent).
Some 7.4 million tons of cargo were transported by rail in January - April compared to 7.1 million tons in the same period of 2012.
Some 4.2 million tons of cargo were transported by ships in January-April compared to 4.3 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-April amounted to 4.4 million tons, which is 5 percent more than in the same period of 2012.
Some 35.4 million tons of cargo were transported by vehicles, which is 7 percent more than in January-April 2012. The volume of passenger traffic totaled 462.5 million people (increase by 8.4 percent). Some 96.3 percent of passengers were transported by buses and 3.7 percent - by cars.
Some 68.6 million people were transported by the subway, increasing by 4.2 percent compared to the same period of 2012.
Some 465,500 passengers were transported by aircraft, which is 11 percent more than the same period in 2012. Some 1.2 percent of traffic by this kind of transport fell to private sector.
Some 14.7 million tons of cargo were transported through the Eurasian transport corridor at the territory of Azerbaijan in the first quarter, which is 5.6 percent more than in January-March 2012. Some 69.4 million people were transported through the corridor in January-March, which is 7.2 percent more than in January-March 2012.