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Transport improved and passenger transport by air increased

  • 7/27/2021 5:09 PM
Transport improved and passenger transport by air increased

June has brought an improvement of the transport sector in the country, in air travel, sea and unloading cargo ships at ports.

However, indicators still remain below pre-crisis levels of the pandemic, being lower than in 2019. The only one that has passed 2019 is the transport of goods for export.

According to INSTAT, the volume of  loaded / unloaded goods at ports in June 2021 is 412.0 thousand tons, an increase of 9.6%, compared to June 2020. Compared to the average of June for the period 2018-2020, the volume of goods loaded / unloaded at ports increased by 15.7%.

In the first half of 2021, the volume of  loaded / unloaded goods at ports increased by 15.4%, compared to the first half of 2020.

In June 2021, the volume of goods transported by rail decreased by 1.3%, compared to June 2020. Compared to the average of June for the period 2018-2020, the volume of goods transported by railway has decreased by 17.8%.

In the first half of 2021, the volume of goods transported by rail increased by 23.3%, compared to the same period of 2020. In June 2021, the volume of goods transported by air is 157.4 tons increasing by 27.1%, compared to June 2020. Compared to the average of June for the period 2018-2020, the volume of goods transported by air has decreased by 3.0%.

In the first half of 2021, the volume of air transported goods is 963.8 tons, increasing by 14.1%, compared to the same period of 2020.

In June 2021, the number of flights performed is 2,396 increasing 5.2 times, compared to June 2020. Compared to the average of June months for the period 2018-2020, the number of flights has increased by 33.1%.

As of June 2021, the number of passengers traveling by sea line is 40,902 passengers. Compared to June 2020, this indicator has increased 2.3 times. Compared to the average of June for the period 2018-2020, the number of passengers traveling by sea has decreased by 58.7%.

In the first half of 2021, 196,023 passengers traveled by sea, increasing by 28.7%, compared to the same period of 2020.

In June 2021, passenger air transport accounts for 85.7% of total transport.

The number of passengers who traveled by airline in June 2021 is 260,991 passengers, increasing 9.2 times compared to June 2020. Compared to the average of June for the period 2018-2020, the number of passengers who have traveled by airline is increased by 26.9%.

In the first half of 2021, the number of passengers who traveled by airline is 756,637 passengers increasing by 36.4%, compared to the same period of 2020.

Exports / imports of goods by mode of transport

In June 2021, the value of traded goods (export and import) is 102.0 billion ALL and 47.5% of them were transported by sea. In the first half of 2021, the value of traded goods (export and import) is 530.8 billion ALL and 49.1% of them were transported by sea.

 Exports of goods

In June 2021, goods exported by sea accounted for 49.8%, by road 41.2% and by air 0.2%. Goods exported by road in June 2021 increased by 34.2%, compared to June 2020. Exports of goods transported by road in June 2021 increased by 39.3%, compared to the average of June for the period 2018-2020.

Imports of goods

In June 2021, imported goods by road accounted for 48.6%, by sea 46.2% and by air 3.8%.

Goods imported by road in June 2021 increased by 29.1%, compared to June 2020. Imports of goods transported by road in June 2021 increased by 35.3%, compared to the average of June for the period 2018-2020.

/Klara Ruci/