Azerbaijan transports over 150 million of cargo in Jan.-Oct
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 18/ Trend /
In January to October 2009, cargo transportation made up 154.6million tons of cargo, or 3 percent more than the same period of 2008, the Azerbaijan State Statistics Committee reported.
Of the total volume of transported cargo, 72.9 percent accounted for of the private sector. In January to October, of the total volume of transported cargo, 48.1 percent was transported by cars, 33.6 percent - pipelines, 11.1 percent- railway and 7.2 percent - ships
Passenger transportation totaled 1.1 billion people or 7 percent more than January-October 2008. The share of private sector in the passenger transportation made up 83.5 percent. The passenger transportation by cars made up 83.5 percent and metro - 15.9 percent.
Azerbaijan State Railway Department (ASRD) transported 17.2 million tons of cargo compared to 22.9 million tons the last year.
The cargo shipping via sea rose by 14.6 percent over the same period of 2008 to 11.1 million tons. Some 75 percent of cargo deliveries fell on oil and oil products, while 25 percent was dry cargo. All cargo deliveries were implemented under the international operations. The volume of cargo processed in Azerbaijani ports was 4.3 million tons in January to October 2009.
In January to October 2009, cargo transportation by vehicles made up 74.4 million tons, or 5.8 percent more than 2008. Passenger transportation comprised 911.8 million people, or 7.1 percent more, with 96.5 percent of people using buses and 3.5 percent - vehicles.
Nearly 173.5 million passengers used metro services with a rise of 6.9 percent.
In January to October 2009, the passenger transportation via airways made up 844,900people, including 10.2 percent implemented by private sector.
In January to October 2009, 32.1 million tons of cargo and 152.2 million passengers were transported via the Eurasian corridor.