Cargo transportation via TRACECA Azerbaijani segment decreases
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 20
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
The Eurasian transport corridor (TRACECA, the Europe-Caucasus-Asia) transported 53.1 million metric tons of cargo through the territory of Azerbaijan in January-November 2014 compared to 54.1 million metric tons in January-November 2013, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee's report on the results of 2014 said.
Around 49.7 percent of the total volume of transported goods accounted for vehicles, 34.4 percent - trains and 15.9 percent - ships, the report says.
Around 278 million people (7.7 percent more than in the same period of 2013) were transported through the corridor in January-November 2014.
The revenues from transportation of goods via the corridor for this period amounted to 465.9 million AZN or 10.7 percent more than in January-November 2013. The revenues from passenger transportation amounted to 97.9 million AZN in January-November or 13 percent more than in the same period of last year.
In 2013, the Azerbaijani segment of the corridor transported 59 million metric tons of cargo or 3.8 percent more than in 2012. Some 285.2 million people were transported within the corridor last year or 9.3 percent more than in 2012.
The revenues from transportation of goods within the corridor in 2013 amounted to 476.4 million AZN or 7.5 percent more than in 2012. The revenues from passenger transportation last year amounted to 106.5 million AZN, which is 15.8 percent more than in 2012.
TRACECA is an international cooperation program in the field of transport between 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.
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