BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.17
By Sadraddin Aghjayev - Trend:
The total volume of cargo transportation by all types of vehicles in Azerbaijan has decreased from January through August 2021, Trend reports citing the report of the State Statistics Committee.
According to the committee, this figure amounted to 124.4 million tons, down by 1.4 percent on annual basis.
In the first eight months of this year, 57 percent of all goods were transported by road, 31.9 percent by pipeline, 7.8 percent by rail, three percent by sea, and 0.3 percent by air, the report said.
During this period, cargo transportation in the private sector decreased by 2.4 percent year on year, while this sector accounted for 77.8 percent of total cargo transportation.
Meanwhile, the volume of passenger traffic by all types of transport in Azerbaijan amounted to 744.5 million people, which is 11.8 percent less than from January through August 2020. Most of the passengers (95.8 percent) were transported by road, 3.9 percent - by metro, 0.3 percent - by other types of transport.
At the same time, railway vehicles transported 9.6 million tons of cargo (an increase of 0.5 percent on annual basis), as well as 1.5 million passengers, which is a 0.1 percent growth in annual circulation.
Over 3.6 million tons of cargo have been transported by sea during the reporting period, which is 6.2 percent less than in the same period of last year. The share of oil in the total transportation of goods amounted to 36.3 percent, the report said.
The volume of cargo handled in the ports of Azerbaijan from January through August this year exceeded 5.9million tons, of which 95.3 percent, or 5.6 million tons, were transit cargo. As of September 1, the volume of remaining cargo in the ports amounted to 156,300 tons.
In the reporting period, 71.1 million tons of cargo were transported by road, which is 4.1 percent less than in 2020, and 713.6 million people were transported by this type of transport (a decrease of 8.2 percent).
Meanwhile, 687,200 passengers and 318,900 tons of cargo were transported by air, which is 39.9 percent and 15.1 percent, respectively, more than from January through August of last year.