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Hunan transportation industry develops rapidly.According to the statistics from the Hunan Provincial Statistic Bureau, by the end of 2017,Hunan’s total converted turnover volume of passenger and freight traffic was 536.7 billion ton-km, a year-on-year increase of 6.2%. The turnover volume of freight traffic was 431.86 billion ton-km, a growth of 6.1%. Of the total, cargo transported via rail was 81.56 billion ton-km, an increase of 8.8%, and that by road was 299.06 billion ton-km, increasing by 11.3%. The total turnover volume of passenger traffic was 168.27 billion person-km, a rise of 1.8%. Of the total, passengers traveling by rail increased 7.5% to 98.15 billion person-km, that by road declined 8.7% to 52.66 billion person-km, and that utilizing civil aviation reached 17.11 billion per-km, increasing by 7.6%.
 
The total highway mileage amounted to 240 thousand kilometers, 0.6% higher than that at the end of previous year. Among which, the expressway mileage increased by 338.5 kilometers to 6418.5. Railway mileage totaled 4697.6 kilometers, among which high-speed railway mileage reached 1396.4 kilometers. The total number of motor vehicles for civilian use reached 6.889 million, up by 14.2%, private-owned vehicles stood at 6.36 million, growing by 15.4%, and cars for civilian use numbered 3.781 million, up by 15.2%.
 
Freight and Passenger Traffic by All Means of Transportation and Growth Rates in 2017

  

Item

Unit

Volume

Increase (%) over 2016

Total freight traffic

ten thousand tons

226331.6

9.1

Of which: railways

ten thousand tons

4004.8

1.2

Highways

ten thousand tons

198805.8

11.1

Waterways

ten thousand tons

22559.9

-3.8

Civil aviation

ten thousand tons

7.0.

8.6

Pipelines

ten thousand tons

954.1

-6.5

Total passenger traffic

ten thousand persons

116117.3

-5.4

Of which: railways

ten thousand persons

12811.7

11.9

Highways

ten thousand persons

100390.2

-7.6

Waterways

ten thousand persons

1674.0

3.7

Civil aviation

ten thousand persons

1241.4

13.8


Chinese source: Statistical Communiqué on Hunan's Economic and Social Development in 2017

Updated on June 25, 2018