Azerbaijan’s transport sector increases cargo and passenger transportation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 25
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
Around 183.1 million metric tons of cargo were transported by Azerbaijan's transport sector in January-October 2014, which is 1.8 percent more than in the same period of 2014, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee's report as of January-October says.
The volume of non-oil cargo transportation increased by 3.1 percent in January-October and hit 130.4 million metric tons, according to the committee.
Around 76.5 percent of the total volume of cargo transported in January-October accounted for the private sector.
Some 57.8 percent of the total volume of cargo was transported by vehicles, 28 percent by pipelines, 9.8 percent by trains and 4.4 percent by ships.
Azerbaijan's transport sector transported about 218 million metric tons of cargo in 2013, which is 3.4 percent more than in 2012.
Around 1.5 billion people were transported by passenger vehicles in January-October, which is 5 percent more than in the same period of 2013. Most passengers were transported by vehicles (88 percent) and metro (11.8 percent).
Some 17.9 million metric tons of cargo were transported by railway in January - October compared to 19.2 million metric tons in the same period of 2013.
Some 8.1 million metric tons of cargo were transported by ships in January-October compared to 9.8 million metric tons in the same period of 2013. The entire volume of transported cargo fell to international operations. The volume of cargo handled at Azerbaijani ports in January-October amounted to 9.7 million metric tons.
Some 105.7 million metric tons of cargo were transported by vehicles, which is 2.7 percent more than in January-October 2013.
The volume of passenger transportation stood at 1.3 billion people (5.2 percent growth). Some 96.2 percent of passengers were transported by buses and 3.8 percent - by cars.
Some 176 million people were transported by the subway, which is 4.3 percent more compared to January-October 2013.
Some 1.5 million passengers were transported by planes, which is 8.4 percent more than in the same period of 2013. Around 0.3 percent of transportation by this type of transport fell to the private sector.
edited by CN