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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%.

 

Table: 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

 

Of the total, post services was 19.26 billion yuan, an increase of 34.4%, and telecommunication services was 92.85 billion yuan, a growth of 67%. The year of 2017 also saw 6.744 million fixed telephone subscribers, decreasing by 1.2%. Mobile phone users numbered 56.834 million by the end of 2017, up by 13.8%. Internet broadband subscribers amounted to 13.155 million, a year-on-year increase of 23.3%.

 

The year of 2017 saw 670 million domestic tourist trips in Hunan, rising by 18.3% compared with that of 2016. The number of inbound trips to Hunan totaled 3.227 million, an increase of 8.6%. The overall revenue generated by tourism amounted to 717.26 billion yuan, an increase of 31.3%. Domestic tourism revenue reached 708.52 billion yuan, marking a 31.4% growth, while international tourism income increased by 11.7% to 1.3 billion USD.

 

 

(Excerpted from Statistical Communiqué on Hunan’s Economic and Social Development in 2017)