Azerbaijan announces increase in freight traffic by all modes of transport

Transport 19 January 2022 17:46 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 19

By Sadraddin Aghjayev – Trend:

The freight traffic by all modes of transport in Azerbaijan amounted to almost 194 million tons in 2021, which is 2.8 percent more than in 2020, Trend reports citing the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

According to the agency, 58 percent of all cargo was transported by road, 31.1 percent - by pipeline, 7.8 percent - by rail, 2.8 percent - by sea, and 0.3 percent - by air.

During this period, freight transportation in the private sector increased by 2.6 percent compared to 2020. The share of this sector in the overall volume of cargo transportation was 78.4 percent.

Passenger transport in Azerbaijan exceeded 1.214 billion people in 2021, which is 3.1 percent more than in 2020. Most of the passengers (92.2 percent) were transported by road, 7.4 percent – by metro, 0.4 percent – by other modes of transport.

Cargo transportation by rail in 2021 amounted to 15.1 million tons (an increase of three percent on an annual basis), and passenger transportation totaled almost 2.826 million people (an increase of 33 percent).

During the reporting period, more than 5.468 million tons of cargos were transported by sea, which is 8.6 percent less than in 2020. The share of oil in the total volume of freight traffic was 34.7 percent.

The volume of cargo handled in the ports of Azerbaijan in 2021 exceeded 8.876 million tons, of which 94.8 percent, or about 8.412 million tons, were transit goods. As of January 1, 2022, the volume of remaining goods in the ports amounted to 231.1 thousand tons.

In the period under review, 112.5 million tons of cargos were transported by road, which is 0.9 percent more than in 2020, and passenger carriage by this transport mode amounted to almost 1.112 billion people (an increase of 1.8 percent).

Over 1.132 million passengers were transported by air in 2021, which is 96 percent more than in 2020. Cargo transportation by air has increased by 21.3 percent, up to 556.6 thousand tons for the year.


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