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DREM releases information on Transports statistics for the 1st quarter of 2019 

Land transport - Passenger transport by bus increased 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 6.3 million (+3.0%). Between January and March of 2019, 4.3 million were counted in the urban lines (year-on-year change rate of +4.4) and 2.0 million in the intercity lines (year-on-year change rate of 0.0%).

Between January and March of 2019 there were 220,029 tickets sold on cableways in the Region (+9.8% compared to the same period last year), 94.1% of which for adults, 3.4% for children and the remaining 2.5% for other type of users (eg: farmers, residents, students, etc…). Total revenue exceeded € 2.5 million, an increase of 13.0% compared to the first quarter of 2018.

In the first quarter of 2019, and compared to the first quarter of 2018, there was a 5.9% increase in the acquisition of light passenger car by units resident in the Autonomous Region of Madeira (934) and a 12.7% decrease in light cargo vehicles (117). Compared to the same period of last year, the total number of registries went up by 32 (a year-on-year increase of 3.1%).

In the first three months of 2019, the Vehicle Registration Offices of Madeira registered a transfer of 3,463 used vehicles, 85.1% of which were light passenger and 13.8% light cargo vehicles. 34 heavy used vehicles were registered, about 1.0% of total. Compared to the year-ago period, the vehicle sale registries of used cars increased by 16.8%.

According to the data collected DREM from ACAP, in 2018, 67 electrical vehicles were acquired, which represents a 39.6% increase, compared to 2017 (48 vehicles).

Air transport - Passengers in Madeira’s airports increased by 4.3% year-on-year

In air transport, the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo recorded a movement of 731.5 thousand passengers during the 1st quarter of 2019, a 4.3% increase compared to the same period of 2018.

Maritime transport - Passengers in transit and movement of goods in Madeira’s ports, passengers in the Madeira-Porto Santo sealine and recreational vessels entered in the marinas rose compared to the corresponding period of 2018

In sea transport, the Ports authority counted 92 cruise ships in the seaport of Funchal in the first quarter of 2019 (up by 3 compared to the first quarter of the previous year). The number of passengers in transit also increased 14.1%. The seaport of Funchal received a total of 208,402 transit passengers, the majority of them (92.1%) Europeans. Between January and March 2019, Germans were the most common nationality among those who visited Madeira aboard cruise ships (119,172, a year-on-year rate of change of 17.5%), followed by the British (42,719, -11.4%) and USA citizens (6,434, +37.7%)

The passenger movement in the Madeira-Porto Santo sea line increased by 20.1% year-on-year.

Regarding the movement of goods in Madeira’s ports, the statistics for the 1st quarter of 2019 show a positive trend vis-à-vis the same period of 2018 (+6.6%) determined by the increase (+9.0%) in the unloaded goods, since the volume of loaded goods declined (-8.8%).

208 recreational vessels entered in the marinas of the Region in the first quarter of 2019, representing an increase of 23.1% compared to the first quarter of 2018. These vessels carried 886 crew members and passengers, up by 225 from the same period last year.

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Final results for 2018 of transport statistics already available

DREM also releases today the publication “Transport statistics for the Autonomous Region of Madeira-2018” with data for land, air and sea transport.

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