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DREM releases transport statistics for the year 2021

Land transport - Increases in the main indicators compared to 2020, but without reaching the figures of 2019

According to data compiled by the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira (DREM), the collective transport of passengers by bus recorded a total of 6.0 million passengers in the fourth quarter of 2021 with urban lines being responsible for the transport of about 3.8 million passengers and interurban lines for 2.3 million passengers. In 2021, urban lines carried 12.6 million passengers, +11.8% compared to the same period in 2020 and -26.4% compared to the same period in 2019. In the intercity lines, 7.7 million passengers were transported, reflecting a growth of 34.9% compared to the same period of the previous year and a change of -3.8% compared to 2019. In aggregate terms (i.e., adding urban and intercity), passengers transported grew 19.5% compared to 2020 and decreased 19.2% compared to 2019.

In 2021, 509 thousand tickets were sold by the cableways installed in the Region (+88.0% than in the same period in 2020; -45.9% compared to 2019), of which 91.5% were for adults, 4.5% for children and the remaining 4.0% for other types of users (e.g. farmers, residents, students, etc...). In the same period, total revenues were approximately 5.1 million euros, a 75.5% growth when compared to the previous year (-51.3% over 2019). It should be noted that in the fourth quarter of 2021, the number of tickets sold grew sharply compared to the same period in 2020 (362.9%, -9.9% compared to 2019). The revenue reached 2.1 million euros, an increase of 384.0% compared to the fourth quarter of 2020 (-15.5% compared to 2019).

Moreover, in the fourth quarter of 2021, the Registers of the Region recorded a transfer of ownership of 3,117 used vehicles, 86.8% of which were passenger cars and 12.3% were cargo vehicles. There were also 30 registries of heavy vehicles, about 1.0% of the total. Compared to the year-ago period, the number of registrations of used cars increased by 758, a 32.1% increase (-10.3% compared to the same period in 2019). In 2021, 10,871 transfers of ownership of used motor vehicles registrations were carried out, resulting in a year-on-year change of +5.6% change compared to 2020 and -20.3% compared to 2019.

According to the information collected by ACAP - Associação Automóvel de Portugal from the Institute of Registers and Notary, in 2021, a total of 4,652 new vehicles were purchased by residents of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. In the fourth quarter of 2021, 1,107 vehicles were counted, which compared to the third quarter of 2021, represented a decrease of 515 vehicles.

Provisional data provided by the Madeira Regional Command of the Public Security Police (PSP) show that in 2021, 2,909 traffic accidents were recorded with police intervention, and the number of victims was 1,070, up by 166 over the same period of 2020 (-155 when compared to the same period of 2019), which means an increase of 18.2% (a drop of 9.6% compared to 2019). Of that total number of victims, 975 were counted as lightly injuries, 82 as serious injuries and 13 as fatalities.

According to data provided by the Regional Directorate of Roads (DRE), total road traffic on both Via Rápida and Vias Expresso increased by 16.5% in the fourth quarter of 2021, although compared to the same period of 2019, the growth was lighter (2.7%). The rise between 2020 and 2021 was in both light traffic (+15.9%) and heavy traffic (+45.7%). The significant increase in this last segment can be explained by the recovery of the Tourism sector in the Region and the greater dynamics in the Construction sector. In 2021, road traffic grew by 15.5% compared to the previous year, however it decreased by 5.6% when compared to 2019.

Air transport – Passenger movement at the airports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira grew compared to 2020, but without reaching 2019 figures

According to air transport, the airports of Madeira and Porto Santo recorded a movement of 717.5 thousand passengers in the fourth quarter of 2021, showing a 193.1% increase vis-à-vis 2020, but a 4.6% decrease when compared with 2019.  In both airports of ARM there was a significant increase in passenger movement compared to the same period of 2020, with Madeira and Porto Santo recording year-on-year changes of +191.7% and +234.3% respectively. When compared to 2019, the passenger movement in Madeira airport decreased by -5.3, however, Porto Santo airport surpassed by 16.4% the 2019 figures. In the year 2021, the movement of passengers at ARM airports was approximately 2,026.2 thousand, meaning a increase of 72.9%over 2020 and a 39.9% decrease from 2019.

Regarding air cargo, there was an increase in the airports of the Autonomous Region of Madeira in the fourth quarter of the year in both in unloaded goods (21.7%) and loaded goods (14.6%), but when compared to 2019, the change is negative in loaded goods (-13.1%) and positive in unloaded goods (+3.0%). Compared to the same period in 2020, there was also an increase in both flows (+20.5% in unloaded goods and +11.8% in loaded goods) and a decrease when compared to 2019 (-8.3% in unloaded goods and -16.8% in loaded goods).

Maritime transport – Madeira-Porto Santo Line recovered slightly in passenger numbers and movement of goods grew compared to 2020, without reaching the 2019 figures

Regarding the mode of maritime transport, in 2021, 125 cruise ships entered the ports of Madeira, the majority in the fourth quarter (120 stopovers). When compared to 2020, there were 55 more cruise ships that called at Madeira´s ports but 173 fewer cruise ships when compared to 2019. Despite this positive trend in the number of port calls, the number of passengers in transit fell to 113,824, with a year-on-year drop of 20.5% (-80.7% when compared to 2019).

In 2021, the Port of Funchal received 111,323 passengers in transit, in the vast majority (94.1%) Europeans. The main nationalities were German (48.3% of the total, -36.8% that in 2020), British (35.7% of the total, with an annual change of +8.8%) and Italian (share of 3.7%, +18.7% than in the previous year). It should be noted that the number of North Americans, with 5,706 passengers in transit (5.1% of the total), increased sharply vis-à-vis 2020, but fell short of the number of passengers of this nationality registered in 2019 (33,693).

In the fourth quarter of this year, the passenger’s movement on the Madeira-Porto Santo line increased by 35.1% vis-à-vis 2020, almost reaching the figures of 2019 The number of passengers in 2021 was 257.4 thousand, which represents a higher value than the previous year (+6.9%; -27.6% when compared to 2019).

Regarding the movement of goods in Madeira's ports, in the reference quarter, there was growth over the same period of the last two years (+12.9% compared to 2020; +4.7% compared to 2019). Both increases recorded in the unloading (+13.1%; +5.2%), as well as the loading (+11.4%; +0.8%) of goods, contributed to this positive trend. The y-o-y year was also positive (+7.8%) and shared by unloaded (+7.6%) and loaded goods (+9.2%), but when compared to 2019 the movement of goods was lower (-3.0% in the total movement of goods, -3.1% in the unloaded and -2.1% of the loaded goods).

In 2021, 2,020 recreational vessels entered the marinas of the Region, representing a 89.1% growth when compared to the same period in 2020 (-0.2% compared to 2019). These vessels had 4,381 crew members and passengers, +66.1% than in the same period last year (-21.2% compared to 2019). In the fourth quarter of 2021, the increase in vessels was more noteworthy (+148.0%), as well as in crew and passengers (+75.3%), compared to 2019 there was a smaller increase in both the number of vessels (+47.9%) and in the number of crew members and passengers (+34.9 %).

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