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[Rectified on February 7, 2019]

DREM releases 3rd quarter transport statistics and a time series for the period 1976-2017

Land transport - Passenger transport by bus decreased year-on-year; Acquisition of light vehicles increased

According to the data compiled by DREM, the passenger transport by bus in the reference period stood at 5.8 million (-2.5%). Between January and September of 2018, 12.2 million passengers were counted in the urban lines (year-on year change rate of -2.7%) and 6.1 million in the intercity lines (year-on year change rate of +2.8%).

In the third quarter of 2018, and compared to the third quarter of 2017, there was a 6.6% increase in the acquisition of light passenger car by units resident in the Autonomous Region of Madeira (1,141) and a 12.5% increase in light cargo vehicles (90). Compared to the same period of last year, the total number of registries went up by 88 (a year-on-year increase of 7.6%). Between January and September, 3,501 new cars were registered, an increase of 11.5% compared to the same period last year.

In the third quarter of 2018, the Vehicle Registration Offices of Madeira registered a transfer of 4,095 used vehicles, 82.6% of which were light passenger and 16.5% light cargo vehicles. 37 heavy used vehicles were registered, about 0.9% of the total. Compared to the year-ago period, the vehicle sale registries of used cars increased by 7.6%. In the first nine months, 10,908 records of transfer of ownership of used motor vehicles were carried out, representing a year-on-year change of 5.2%.

In the first nine months of 2018 there were 692,058 tickets sold on cableways in the Region (+0.4% compared to the same period last year), 91.6% of which for adults, 4.8% for children and the remaining 3.6% for other type of users (eg: farmers, residents, students, etc…). Total revenue was about € 7.8 million, an increase of 0.9% compared to the first nine months of 2017.

Air transport - Passengers in Madeira’s airports decreased by 2.6% compared to the third quarter of last year

In air transport, the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo recorded a movement of 986.6 thousand passengers during the third quarter of 2018, a 2.6% decrease compared to the same period of 2017. The cumulated figures for the year show that the passenger movement at the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo was about 2.6 million, resulting in a negative year-on-year change of 1.9%.

Maritime transport - Passengers in transit in Madeira’s ports decreased. Movement of goods and Passengers increased

In sea transport, the Ports authority counted 20 cruise ships in the seaport of Funchal in the third quarter of 2018 (down by seven compared to the third quarter of the previous year). The number of passengers in transit passangers also decreased by 26.8%. Between January and September 2018, the number of cruise ships went up by 9 compared to the same period last year, reflecting an increase of 8.7% in the number of passengers in transit on cruise ships. The seaport of Funchal received a total of 310,670 transit passangers, the majority of them (90.1%) Europeans. Between January and September 2018, Germans were the most common nationality among those who visited Madeira aboard cruise ships (132,218, a year-on-year rate of change of 19.2%), followed by the British (110,430, +4.7%) and the Italians (8,256, -10.9%).

The passenger movement in Madeira’s ports (Madeira-Porto Santo and Madeira-Portimão-Canarias sea lines) increased by 0.8% year-on-year. The cumulated year-on-year rate of change for the first three quarters of 2018 was 0.3%, representing a total of 556.5 thousands of passengers.

Regarding the movement of goods in Madeira's ports, the statistics for the 3rd quarter of 2018 show a positive trend vis-a-vis the same period of 2017 (+0.8%) determined by the increase (+2.3%) in the unloaded goods, since the volume of loaded goods declined (-8.5%). Compared to the same period the previous year, the results for the January to September 2018 period were negative (-0.3%), justified namely by the decreased on loaded goods (-5.5%). The unloaded goods slightly increased (+0.5%).

1,427 recreational vessels entered in the marinas of the Region in the first three quarters of 2018, representing a decrease of 5.4% compared to the same period of 2017. These vessels carried 4,402 crew members and passengers, down by 682 from the same period last year.

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For the years of 1976 to 2017

Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira releases a time series on Transport Statistics

The Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira (DREM) releases today, on its official statistics website, a time series on Transport Statistics updated with the data for 2017.

The information for the 1976-2017 period is presented in three different chapters:

- Land transport - data on urban and intercity passenger transport by bus, road accidents, registered vehicles sold and insured car park;

- Air transport - data on airport traffic, namely flights, passengers, cargo and mail;

- Maritime transport - data on seaport traffic, namely vessels, passengers and cargo at ports of Madeira.

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