According to the ministry of transportation, in October, the transportation economy was running smoothly, fixed asset investment was running at a high level, the passenger transport structure was further optimized, freight transportation maintained rapid growth and port production continued to run smoothly.
First, transportation fixed assets investment scale high operation.
From January to October, investment in transportation fixed assets totaled 2.6 trillion yuan, up 0.7% from a year earlier. Investment in highways and rural roads increased by 11.6 percent and 1.5 percent respectively. Investment in ordinary state and provincial highways decreased by 14.4 percent. Investment in water transport projects reached 91.2 billion yuan, down 9.4% from a year earlier.
Second, the scale of business passenger transport decreased slightly, National Day travel security is strong.
In October, the volume of business passenger traffic reached 1.60 billion, down 0.9 percent year on year, and the decline was basically the same as that in September. Among them, the traffic volume of highway commercial passenger decreased by 3.9%, and the traffic volume of small passenger cars with 7 or less expressways increased by 6.5%. Waterway passenger traffic increased by 2.0%. From January to October, the total volume of commercial passenger traffic reached 15.16 billion, down 3.2 percent year on year, among which the volume of highway commercial passenger traffic dropped 6.4 percent and the volume of waterway passenger traffic dropped 0.6 percent.
National Day holiday travel guarantee is stable and orderly. On September 28, solstice and October 7, railway passenger volume increased by 10.8% year on year. During the long holiday, highway passenger traffic was basically flat compared with the same period last year. Passenger traffic in major waterway areas dropped by 1.3 percent, civil aviation passenger traffic increased by 8.7 percent, and flight schedules increased by 8.4 percentage points.
Third, rapid freight growth continued.
In October, China completed 4.62 billion tons of commercial cargo traffic, up 9.5% from the previous year, continuing the rapid growth momentum of this year, with highway cargo traffic up 10.0% and waterway cargo traffic up 6.7%. Express delivery volume reached 4.69 billion pieces, up 25.2% year on year. From January to October, the total volume of commercial cargo volume reached 43.36 billion tons, up 7.3% year on year, of which highway cargo volume increased 7.7% and waterway cargo volume increased 4.4%. Express delivery volume reached 39.43 billion pieces, up 26.6% year on year.
Fourth, port production continued to run smoothly.
In October, ports above the designated size handled 1.13 billion tons of goods, up 2.1 percent year on year, with domestic and foreign trade throughput up 2.6 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively. Container throughput reached 21.24 million teu, up 5.9% year on year. From January to October, the cumulative throughput of goods completed reached 11.09 billion tons, up 2.7% year on year, of which domestic and foreign trade throughput increased 2.8% and 2.4% respectively. The container throughput reached 210 million teu, up 5.1% year on year.