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DREM releases 3rd quarter transport statistics and a time series for the period 1976-2019

Land transport - Pandemic continues to cause decreases in key indicators

According to the data compiled by DREM, the passenger transport by bus in the reference period stood at 4.1 million. In the urban lines there were 2.8 million passengers and in the intercity lines 1.3 million. Between January and September of 2020, 8.1 million passengers were counted in the urban lines (year-on year change rate of -36.8%) and 4.0 million were transported in the intercity lines.

In the first nine months of 2020, 228,7 thousand tickets were sold by the cableways installed in the Region, a 68.4% decrease from the same period of last year. 89.9% of these tickets were purchased for adults, 4.5% for children and the remaining 5.6% for other type of users (eg: farmers, residents, students, etc…). Total revenue was about € 2.5 million, a 69.2% reduction compared to the first nine months of 2019.

In the third quarter of 2020, the Vehicle Registration Offices of Madeira recorded a transfer of 3,120 used vehicles, 86.5% of which were light passenger and 12.4% light cargo vehicles. 32 heavy used vehicles were also registered, about 1.0% of the total. Compared to the year-ago period, the vehicle sale registries of used cars decreased by 10.5%. In the first nine months, 7,934 records of transfer of ownership of used motor vehicles were carried out, representing a year-on-year change of -21.9%.

From January to September 2020, 1,746 road accidents were recorded with police intervention, causing 672 victims. Of these, 614 were counted as minor injuries, 49 as serious injuries and 9 as fatalities.

Air transport - Passenger movement at RAM airports about 1/3 compared the year-ago quarter

In air transport, the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo recorded a movement of 302.5 thousand passengers during the third quarter of 2020, a 69.3% drop to the same period of 2019. The cumulated figures for the year show that the passenger movement at the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo was about 927 thousand, decreasing by 64.6% year-on-year.

Maritime transport - Madeira-Porto Santo Line with fewer passengers and the movement of goods also decreased

In sea transport, the Ports authority counted 68 cruise ships in the seaports of Madeira between January and September 2020, down by 97 compared to the same period last year. In this period, the number of passengers in transit also decreased by 58.9%. Note that in the 2nd and 3rd quarter there were no cruises ships in the seaports of Madeira.

The passenger movement in Madeira’s ports in the Madeira-Porto Santo sea lines decreased by 10.6% year-on-year. The cumulated year-on-year rate of change for the first three quarters of 2020 was -35.0%, representing a total of 195.6 thousands of passengers.

Regarding the movement of goods in Madeira's ports, the statistics for the 3rd quarter of 2020 show a negative trend vis-a-vis the same period of 2019 (-12.6%) determined by the decrease in both the unloaded  (-12.1%) and loaded goods (-16.2%). Compared to the same period the previous year, the overall movement of goods for the January to September 2020 dropped by 11.5%. The unloaded and loaded goods decreased by 11.0% and 15.0%, respectively.

In the first three quarters of 2020, 749 recreational vessels entered in the marinas of the Region, representing a decrease of 49.7% compared to the same period of 2019. These vessels carried 1,453 crew members and passengers, down by 2,565 from the same period last year.

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For the years of 1976 to 2019

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 2019.

The information for the 1976-2019 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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