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Volume of rail freight transportation increases in Azerbaijan

Transport Materials 20 February 2020 17:48 (UTC +04:00)
Volume of rail freight transportation increases in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20

By Nargiz Ismayilova – Trend:

Azerbaijan’s rail freight transportation amounted to $180 million in January 2019, which is 29.2 percent less compared to January 2019, Trend reports referring to the report of country’s State Customs Committee (SCC).

In January 2020, the volume of rail freight transportation amounted to almost 412,000 tons, which is 18.2 percent less compared to the same month of 2019.

The volume of export-oriented rail freight transportation amounted to 143,000 tons, an increase of 6.3 percent, in monetary terms – $38,000, a decrease of 29.6 percent.

Railway transshipment of imported goods amounted to 269,000 tons in January 2020, a decrease of 27.1 percent compared to the same month of 2019, and in monetary terms in the amount of $142,000 million, a decrease of 29.3 percent.

In general, Azerbaijan’s trade turnover amounted to $2.8 billion in January 2020, wherein exports amounted to $2.1 billion, and imports - almost $720 million.

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