Passenger transportation increases by over 4% in Azerbaijan in Jan.-Feb.
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 21
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
Around 33.2 million metric tons of cargo were transported by Azerbaijan's transport sector in January-February 2015 compared to 33.1 million metric tons in the same period of 2014, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee's report as of January-February 2015 said.
The volume of non-oil cargo transportation increased by 2.8 percent in January-February and hit 22.5 million metric tons, according to the committee.
Around 73.7 percent of the total volume of cargo transported during this period accounted for the private sector.
Some 52.8 percent of the total volume of cargo was transported by vehicles, 32.3 percent by pipelines, 10.7 percent by trains and 4.2 percent by ships.
Around 283.8 million people were transported by passenger vehicles in January-February, which is 4.1 percent more than in the same period of 2014. Most passengers were transported by vehicles (87.1 percent) and metro (12.7 percent).
Some 3.6 million metric tons of cargo were transported by railway in January-February or by 18.5 percent more than in the same period of 2014.
Some 1.4 million metric tons of cargo were transported by ships during this period compared to 1.6 million metric tons in 2014. The entire volume of transported cargo fell to international operations. The volume of cargo handled at Azerbaijani ports during this period amounted to 1.9 million metric tons.
Some 17.5 million metric tons of cargo were transported by vehicles, which is 2.6 percent more than in 2014.
The volume of passenger transportation stood at 247.1 million people (3.7 percent growth compared to 2014). Some 96.5 percent of passengers were transported by buses and 3.5 percent - by cars.
Some 36.1 million people were transported by the subway, which is 6.2 percent more compared to 2014.
Some 231,000 passengers were transported by planes, which is 3 percent more than in 2014. Around 0.1 percent of transportation by this type of transport fell to the private sector.
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