Passenger transportation in Azerbaijan increases by almost eight percent in volume
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 20
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
The Azerbaijani transport sector transported 179.9 million tons of cargo from January-October 2013, which is 3.2 percent more than the same period in 2012, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said on Tuesday.
Some 74.9 percent of the goods from the total volume, transported during this period, fell to the private sector. Some 57.3 percent of goods were transported by vehicles, 26.6 percent by pipelines, 10.7 percent by railway and 5.4 percent by ships.
Over 1.42 billion people were transported by passenger vehicles in January-October, which is 7.8 percent more than in the same period of 2012. Most passengers were transported by vehicles (87.9 percent) and metro (11.8 percent).
Some 19.2 million tons of cargo were transported by railway from January - October or by 0.9 percent more than in the same period of 2012.
Some 9.8 million tons of cargo were transported by ships in January-October. The entire volume of transported cargo fell to international operations. The volume of cargo handled at Azerbaijani ports in January-October amounted to 10.3 million tons.
Some 103 million tons of cargo were transported by vehicles, which is six percent more than from January-October 2012. The volume of passenger traffic exceeded 1.25 billion people (an 8.1 percent increase). Some 96.2 percent of passengers were transported by buses and 3.8 percent - by cars.
Some 168.7 million people were transported by the subway, increasing by 5.8 percent compared to the same period of 2012.
Some 1.42 million passengers were transported by aircraft, which is 4.3 percent more than the same period in 2012. Around 0.5 percent of transportation made by this type of transport fell to private sector.