Passenger transport up over six percent in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
The Azerbaijani transport sector transported 16.5 million tons of cargo in January 2014 compared to 16.4 million tons in the same period of 2013, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said on Feb. 19.
During the year, the volume of non-oil goods increased by 5.1 percent, amounting to 11.4 million tons in January.
Some 75 percent of the goods from the total volume transported during this period fell to the private sector. Some 53.7 percent of goods were transported by vehicles, 32.8 percent by pipelines, 8.3 percent by railway and 5.2 percent by ships.
The Azerbaijani transport sector moved 218 million tons of cargo in 2013 which is 3.4 percent more than in 2012.
The number of people being transported by passenger vehicles in January was 132.2 million which is 6.2 percent more than the same period of 2013. Most passengers were transported by vehicles (86.7 percent) and metro (13.1 percent).
Cargo transported by rail reached 1.4 million tons in January compared to 1.9 million tons in the same period of 2013.
Ships carried 0.9 million tons of cargo in January 2014 compared to 1.1 million tons in January 2013. The entire volume of transported cargo fell to international operations. The volume of cargo handled at Azerbaijani ports in January 2014 amounted to 1.2 million tons.
Some 8.8 million tons of cargo were transported by vehicles which is 5.7 percent more than in January 2013. The volume of passenger traffic exceeded 114.6 million people, a seven percent increase. Of these, 96.6 percent were transported by buses and 3.4 percent by cars.
Some 17.3 million people were transported by the subway, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to the same period of 2013.
Aviation carried 125,000 passengers which is 5.8 percent more than the same period of 2013. Around 0.2 percent of transportation made by this type of conveyance fell to the private sector.
Translated by NH
Edited by SM