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DREM releases first half transport statistics

Land transport - Passenger transport by bus decreased slightly year-on-year; Acquisition of light vehicles and passenger transport by cable car increased

According to the data compiled by DREM, the passenger transport by bus in the reference period stood at 12.5 million (-0.1%). Between January and June of 2018, 8.3 million passengers were counted in the urban lines (year-on year change rate of -2.6%) and 4.2 million in the intercity lines (year-on year change rate of +5.2%).

In the first half of 2018, and compared to the first half of 2017, there was a 15.3% increase in the acquisition of light passenger car by units resident in the Autonomous Region of Madeira (1,978) and a 4.1% increase in light cargo vehicles (229). Compared to the same period of last year, the total number of registries went up by 272 (a year-on-year increase of 13.8%).

In the first half of 2018, the Vehicle Registration Offices of Madeira registered a transfer of 6,813 used vehicles, 85.9% of which were light passenger and 13.2% light cargo vehicles. 61 heavy used vehicles were registered, about 0.9% of the total. Compared to the year-ago period, the vehicle sale registries of used cars decreased by 0.8%.

In the first six months of 2018 there were 434,644 tickets sold on cableways in the Region (+2.9% compared to the same period last year), 92.6% of which for adults and 3.8% for children and the remaining 3.6% for other type of users (eg: farmers, residents, students, etc…). Total revenue exceeded € 4.9 million, an increase of 4.0% compared to the first six months of 2017.

Air transport - Passengers in Madeira’s airports decreased by 1.4% compared to the first half of last year

In air transport, the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo recorded a movement of 1.6 million passengers during the first half of 2018, a 1.4% decrease compared to the same period of 2017.

Maritime transport - Passengers in transit in Madeira’s ports increased. Movement of goods decreased. Passengers in the Madeira – Porto Santo sea line and recreational vessels entered in the marinas of Madeira also decreased

In sea transport, the Ports authority counted 147 cruise ships in the seaport of Funchal in the first half of 2018 (up by sixteen compared to the first half of the previous year). The number of passengers in transit passangers also increased by 17.0%. The seaport of Funchal received a total of 270,864 transit passangers, the majority of them (89.7%) Europeans. Between January and June 2018, Germans were the most common nationality among those who visited Madeira aboard cruise ships (123,443, a year-on-year rate of change of 31.4%), followed by the British (86,456, +11.2%) and the Italians (6,656, -16.6%).

The passenger movement in the Madeira – Porto Santo sea line decreased by 0.3% year-on-year.

Regarding the movement of goods in Madeira's ports, the statistics for the first half of 2018 show a negative trend vis-a-vis the same period of 2017 (-0.9%) determined by the decrease (-0.5%) in the unloaded goods and loaded goods (-3.8%).

649 recreational vessels entered in the marinas of the Region in the first half of 2018, representing a decrease of 8.7% compared to the first half of 2017. These vessels carried 2,213 crew members and passengers, down by 611 from the same period last year.

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