Cargo transportation up in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 18
By Kheyraddin Nasirzade - Trend:
Some 32.8 million tons of cargo were transported in Azerbaijan in January-February 2019, which is 1.3 percent more than in the same period last year, Trend reports referring the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee’s report.
In the total volume of goods transported in January-February 2019, 58.9 percent of goods were transported by vehicles, 31.3 percent - by pipelines, 6.6 percent - by railway, 3.1 percent - by ships and 0.1 percent - by planes.
As many as 303.2 million people were carried by passenger transport in January-February 2019, which is 1.3 percent more than in the same period last year. The majority (87.7 percent) of the passengers were transported by vehicles, 12 percent - by metro, and the remainder - by other types of transport.
Some 2.2 million tons of cargo were carried by railway in January-February 2019, which is 2.7 percent more than in the same period last year.
On average, the number of loaded railcars amounted to 262, unloaded – 392 per day. The average daily load of railcars in the northern direction of the railway amounted to 10,300 tons, in the western direction – 4,000 tons, in the southern direction – 0,500 tons.
Some 1.02 million tons of cargo were transported by ships during the reporting period, which is 27.1 percent less than in 2018. Some 31.6 percent of the transported cargo fell on oil cargo. The volume of cargo handled in the ports of Azerbaijan in January-February 2019 amounted to 1.4 million tons.
Some 19.3 million tons of cargo were transported by vehicles during the reporting period, which exceeds the same figure in 2018 by 2.2 percent.
The volume of passenger transportation by vehicles for the reporting period amounted to 266 million people (an increase of 1.5 percent compared to 2018). Some 96.3 percent of the passengers were transported by buses, 3.7 percent - by motor vehicles.
The volume of passenger traffic by metro amounted to 36.4 million people, a decrease of 0.2 percent compared to the same period last year.
Some 289,500 passengers were transported by planes in January-February 2019, which is 0.7 percent less than in 2018. Thus, 0.1 percent of transportation by this mode of transport fell on the private sector. Cargo transportation by planes decreased by 10.4 percent and amounted to 30,200 tons for the year.