B&H in Figures: More people are using Plains than Trains

trafficAccording to the latest data of the Agency for Statistics of B&H that was published in the publication “B&H in figures 2015”, there is interesting trend in the transport of people and goods .

The latest data shows that there is 921,456 motor vehicles on B&H roads, of which more than 800,000, or 87 % are passenger’s vehicles. The following are 76,000 trucks (8 %), 24,000 connecting vehicles  and almost 8,000 motorcycles. Also, there is more than 4,000 buses and more than 2,500 mopeds registered as well.

According to the latest available data by the Agency for Statistics of B&H, 74 % of registered motor vehicles are older than 10 years. 18 % of the vehicles were produced 5 to 10 years ago, and only 8 % of vehicles are younger than 5 years.

When it comes to the railway transport of passengers in B&H, Agency for Statistics of B&H recorded almost continuous decline that ends with data from 2014. While in 2005 the railway services in the country were used by a total of 1.119 million passengers, the number in 2014 amounted to miserable 528,000 passengers.

If we compare the statistics related to the air transport of passengers, it is easy to conclude that the air traffic is considerably more developed than railways, and it is experiencing rapid and continuous growth. Since 2005 when 470,000 passengers using air transport was recorded, the growth is quite convincing by the end of 2014 when 957,000 passengers was registered for using air transport.

When it comes to the transport of goods and cargo, transporters in B&H most often used the road. In fact, in 2014, 7.255 million tons of cargo was transported on B&H roads, while in 2005 that number was much lower: 2.479 million tons of cargo and goods.

In the last 10 years, transport of goods by railway is more or less stagnant although it is obviously the most important and cheapest way of transportation. Thus, 13.506 million tons of goods was transported by railway in 2014, while 10 years ago that number was 12.065 million tons.

(Source: I. P./Klix.ba)

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