Azerbaijan ups cargo transportation in 2009
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 21 / Trend /
In 2009, cargo transportation made up 189.8 million tons of cargo, compared to 183.1 million in 2008, the Azerbaijan State Statistics Committee reported.
Of the total volume of transported cargo, 73.7 percent accounted for of the private sector. In 2009, of the total volume of transported cargo, 49.7 percent was transported by cars, 32.7 percent - pipelines, 10.7 percent- railway and 6.9 percent - ships
Passenger transportation totaled 1.3 billion people or 6.9 percent more than 2008. The share of private sector in the passenger transportation made up 83.9 percent. The passenger transportation by cars made up 83.9 percent and metro - 15.5 percent.
Azerbaijan State Railway Department (ASRD) transported 20.3 million tons of cargo compared to 27.4 million tons the last year.
The cargo shipping via sea rose by 10.9 percent over 2008 to 13.2 million tons. All cargo deliveries were implemented under the international operations.
The volume of cargo processed in Azerbaijani ports was 5.1 million tons in 2009, compared to 5.4 million in 2008.
In 2009, cargo transportation by vehicles made up 94.2 million tons, or 7.1 percent more than 2008. Passenger transportation comprised 1.1 billion people, with 96.6 percent of people using buses and 3.4 percent - vehicles.
Nearly 206.1 million passengers used metro services with a rise of 2.9 percent.
In 2009, the passenger transportation via airways made up 941,200 people, including 10.2 percent implemented by private sector.
In January to November 2009, 39.6 million tons of cargo and 188.4 million passengers were transported via the Eurasian corridor.