Passenger transportation via Azerbaijani segment of Eurasian corridor increases
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
Some 13.9 million tons of cargo were transported via the Eurasian transport corridor TRACECA (Europe-Caucasus-Asia) through the territory of Azerbaijan in January-April 2014 compared to 14.7 million tons in January-April 2013, according to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee's report as of January-April 2014.
Some 50.4 percent of the total volume of transported cargo fell to vehicles, 32.9 percent - railway and 16.7 percent - ships, according to the report.
Some 74.9 million passengers were transported as part of the corridor in January-April or by 7.9 percent more compared to the same period of 2013, according to the report.
The revenues from cargo transportation as part of the corridor for the period totaled 119.8 million manat, which is 3.8 percent more than in January-April 2013.
The revenues from passenger transportation totaled 26.1 million manat in January-April, which is 12.9 percent more than in January-April 2013.
Some 59 million tons of cargo were transported through the Azerbaijani segment of the corridor in 2013, which is 3.8 percent more than in 2012. Some 285.2 million people were transported as part of the corridor in 2013, which is 9.3 percent more than in 2012. The revenues from cargo transportation through the corridor in 2013 amounted to 476.4 million manat, which is 7.5 percent more than in 2012. The revenues from passenger transportation amounted to 106.5 million manat in 2013, which is 15.8 percent more than in 2012.
TRACECA is an international cooperation program in the field of transport among the EU and partner-countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. The organization has a permanent secretariat in Baku.
TRACECA member-states are Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Iran.
The official exchange rate is 0.7844 AZN/USD on May 20.
edited by CN