Passenger transportation rises in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 26
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The passenger transportation in Azerbaijan stood at 287.8 million people in January-February of 2016, or 1.4 percent more than in the same period in 2015, said the report issued by the country's State Statistical Committee.
During the reporting period, the volume of cargo transportation in the country totaled 31.1 million tons or 5.3 percent less than in January-February of 2015.
This is while the non-oil cargo transportation dropped by 1.4 percent in January-February and stood at 22 million tons.
The private sector accounted for 79.8 percent of the total volume of cargo transportation in January-February of 2016. As much as 57.9 percent of the total volume of cargo was transported via the road transport, 32.5 percent - pipelines, 6.9 percent - railway transport, 2.7 percent - maritime transport.
The major part of passenger transportation accounted for the road transport (88 percent) and subway (11.8 percent).
The railway transport accounted for 2.1 million tons of cargo transportation in January-February 2016, compared to 3.6 million tons in the same period in 2015.
The maritime transport accounted for 0.84 million tons of cargo transportation in January-February 2016, compared to 1.4 million tons in the same period in 2015.
This is while 18 million tons of cargo was transported via the road transport, or 2.8 percent more than in January-February 2015.
The volume of passenger transportation via the road transport stood at 253.4 million people. As much as 96.4 percent of the passengers were transported by buses and 3.6 percent by cars.
The volume of passenger transportation via the subway stood at 34 million people, or 5.9 percent less compared to January-February 2015.
This is while the air transport accounted for 206,500 passengers, or 10.6 percent less than in January-February 2015. The private sector accounted for 0.1 percent of transportation via the air transport.
Edited by SI
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