Cargo transportation up in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 6
By Taleh Mursagulov - Trend:
Some 229.9 million tons of cargo were transported in Azerbaijan in 2018, which is 1.5 percent more than in 2017, Trend reports referring the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee’s statement.
Of the total volume of goods transported in 2018, 64.9 percent of goods were transported by vehicles, 25.4 percent - by pipelines, 6 percent - by railway, 3.6 percent - by ships and 0.1 percent - by planes.
Over 2 billion people were carried by passenger transport in 2018, which is 1.5 percent more than in 2017. The majority (88.2 percent) of the passengers were transported by vehicles, 11.5 percent - by metro, and the remainder - by other types of transport.
Some 13.7 million tons of cargo were carried by railway in 2018, which is 5.7 percent less than in 2017.
On average, the number of loaded railcars amounted to 338, unloaded - 411 per day. The average daily load of railcars in the northern direction of the railway amounted to 12,700 tons, in the western direction – 5,400 tons, in the southern direction – 800 tons.
Some 8.24 million tons of cargo were transported by ships during the reporting period, which is 1.3 percent less than in 2017. Some 54.8 percent of the transported cargo fell on oil cargo. The volume of cargo handled in the ports of Azerbaijan in 2018 amounted to 9.9 million tons.
Some 149.3 million tons of cargo were transported by vehicles during the reporting period, which exceeds the same figure in 2017 by 3.1 percent.
The volume of passenger transportation by vehicles for the reporting period amounted to 1.77 billion people (an increase of 1.5 percent compared to 2017). Some 96.1 percent of the passengers were transported by buses, 3.9 percent - by motor vehicles.
The volume of passenger traffic by metro amounted to 231 million people, an increase of 0.9 percent compared to 2017.
Some 2.4 million passengers were transported by planes in 2018, which is 1.7 percent more than in 2017. Thus, 0.1 percent of transportation by this mode of transport fell on the private sector. Cargo transportation by planes increased by 17.4 percent and amounted to 203.1 tons for the year.
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