Eight percent rise in Azerbaijan’s passenger transport sector in 2013
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 23
By Abbas Akhundov - Trend:
The Azerbaijani transportation sector moved 218 million tons of cargo in 2013, which is 3.4 percent more than in the same period of 2012, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said today.
Some 75 percent of the goods from the total volume transported during this period fell to the private sector. Some 57.4 percent of goods were transported by vehicles, 26.6 percent by pipeline, 10.7 percent by railway and 5.3 percent by ships.
Some 1.75 billion people were transported by passenger vehicles in 2013, which is 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 23.2 million tons of cargo were transported by railway in 2013 or 0.5 percent more than in the same period of 2012.
Ships transported 11.5 million tons of cargo compared to 12.4 million tons in 2012. The entire volume of ship-transported cargo fell to international operations. The volume of cargo handled at Azerbaijani ports in 2013 amounted to 12.4 million tons.
Vehicles transported 125.2 million tons of cargo which is six percent more than in 2012. The volume of passenger traffic exceeded 1.53 billion people (an 8.3 percent increase per year). Some 96.3 percent of passengers were transported by buses and 3.7 percent by cars.
Subways transported 206.7 million passengers, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to 2012.
Over 1.66 million passengers were transported by plane which is 4.2 percent more than the same period in 2012. Around 0.4 percent of transportation made by this type of transport fell to the private sector.
Translated by NH
Edited by CN