Azerbaijani transport sector increases freight transportation in Jan.-May
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
The Azerbaijani transport sector transported 85.5 million tons of cargo in January-May 2013, which is 2.2 percent more than the same period in 2012, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee told Trend today.
Some 73.6 percent of the goods from the total volume, transported during this period, fell to the private sector. Some 55 percent of goods were transported by vehicles, 28.3 percent - pipelines, 10.7 percent - railway and 6 percent - by ships.
Around 670.8 million people were transported by passenger vehicles in January-May, which is 7.7 percent more than in the same period of 2012. Most passengers were transported by vehicles (86.7 percent) and metro (13.1 percent).
Some 9.2 million tons of cargo were transported by rail in January - May compared to 9.1 million tons in the same period of 2012.
Some 5.1 million tons of cargo were transported by ships in January-May compared to 5.4 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-May amounted to 5.3 million tons, which is 1.4 percent more than in the same period of 2012.
Some 46.9 million tons of cargo were transported by vehicles, which is 6.9 percent more than in January-May 2012. The volume of passenger traffic totaled 581.7 million people (increase by 8.3 percent). Some 96.2 percent of passengers were transported by buses and 3.8 percent - by cars.
Some 87.6 million people were transported by the subway, increasing by 3.8 percent compared to the same period of 2012.
Some 590,100 passengers were transported by aircraft, which is 10.1 percent more than the same period in 2012. Around 1 percent of traffic by this kind of transport fell to private sector.
Some 19.6 million tons of cargo were transported through the Eurasian transport corridor at the territory of Azerbaijan in January-May, which is 6 percent more than in January-March 2012. Some 92.4 million people were transported through the corridor in January-May, which is 7.2 percent more than in January-May 2012.