Azerbaijani ups cargo and passenger transportation
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 15 /Trend/
The transport sector of Azerbaijan transported 94.2 million tons of cargo in January-June, or 2.4 percent more than in January-June 2009, the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee said.
About 73.5 percent of the total cargo transported in January-June falls to the private sector. In January-June about 50.5 percent of the total volume of goods were transported by road transport, 32.3 percent - by pipelines, 11.4 percent - by train and 5.8 percent - by maritime transport.
In January-May, about 656.6 million people were transported by passenger transport, or 3.5 percent more than the same period last year. Most of the passengers transported by road transport (85.3 percent) and metro (14.2 percent).
About 10.7 million tons of various cargoes were transported by railway. It is 6.5 percent more than the same figure of January-June 2009.
About 5.5 million tons of various cargoes were transported by maritime transport. It is 14.3 percent less than the same period last year. The total volume of transported cargo accounted for international operations. The volume of cargo handled at ports in Azerbaijan in January-June totaled 4.8 million tons, or 39.6 percent more than in January-June 2009.
About 47.6 million tons of cargo, or 6.8 percent more than in January-June last year were transported by cars. The volume of passenger traffic totaled 560.1 million (increased by 7.4 percent). About 96.5 percent of passengers were transported by bus and 3.5 percent - by cars.
The number of passenger transported by subway was 93.3 million and decreased by 15 percent.
About 436,000 passengers were transported by air compared to 554,600 for the same period last year. Of the total figure about 22.2 percent fell to the private sector.
About 20.7 million tons of cargo, or 7.4 percent more than the same period last year were transported via the Eurasian transport corridor through the territory of Azerbaijan in January-June this year. About 83.3 million people were transported within the corridor in January-June, or 7.8 percent more than in January-June 2009. The country received 127.9mln manat income from the transportations via this corridor.