About 2.5 million tons of various goods were transported in Armenia in the first two months of 2023, an 1.6% drop compared to the same period of time in 2022,while the number of transported passenger surged by 33.1% to about 26.2 million, according to the National Statistics Committee.
During the period under review, about 1.5 million tons of cargo were transported by trucks, by 8.8% less than in January-February 2022.
Some 498,500 tons were transported by rail transport (20.6% rise), some 505,600 tons were transported by trunk pipeline transport (3% rise) and 4,600 tons by air transport (13.5% rise).
In the first 2 months of the year, more than 21.2 million people were transported by road transport (35.8% growth), about 4.2 million by electric transport (16.7% growth), 682,500 by air (80% growth) and 70,000 by rail (15.6% growth).
In the reporting period of 2022, revenues from postal and courier activities amounted to over 3.2 billion drams, down 31% compared to the same period of 2022.
Also, 627 road accidents were reported in the first two months of the year, up 9% from the same period of time in 2022. Some 45 people were killed in these accidents, down 13.6% from the first 2 months of 2022 and another 875 were injured (up 2%). ($1 – 481.59 drams).