Transport and communications statistics for the 2nd quarter of 2018


Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that as at the end of June 2018, total number of licensed motor vehicles dropped by 2.3% year-on-year to 238,006, of which light motorcycles (27,172) and light automobiles (106,968) decreased by 14.2% and 2.3% respectively, whereas heavy motorcycles (96,196) grew by 1.7%. New registration of motor vehicles fell by 4.4% year-on-year to 3,340 in the second quarter, yet rose by 3.3% year-on-year to 7,495 in the first half year of 2018 attributable to a 34.1% increase in light automobiles (3,153).

There were 3,333 cases of traffic accidents in the second quarter of 2018 and number of victims totalled 1,034, down by 8.2% and 9.4% respectively year-on-year. In the first half year of 2018, number of traffic accidents decreased by 5.4% year-on-year to 6,817 cases, resulting in 2,184 casualties and 5 of them were killed.

Cross-border vehicular traffic totalled 1,223,468 in the second quarter of 2018, up by 2.1% year-on-year. In the first half year of 2018, cross-border vehicular traffic rose by 2.1% year-on-year to 2,423,001, of which traffic through the Checkpoint of Cotai (29.6% of total) increased by 15.2%, but that through the Border Gate (69.6%) dropped by 2.6%. Passenger ferry movements between Macao and Mainland China and between Macao and Hong Kong went down by 6.7% year-on-year to 33,105 trips in the second quarter, and movements in the first half year of 2018 fell by 6.0% to 66,491 trips.

Commercial flight movements at the Macau International Airport totalled 15,029 in the second quarter of 2018, up by 11.5% year-on-year. In the first half year of 2018, commercial flight movements increased by 13.2% year-on-year to 29,853; flight movements to and from Mainland China, Thailand and Taiwan grew by 17.2%, 14.3% and 2.6% respectively, while those to and from the Republic of Korea dropped by 9.9%. Helicopter flight movements between Macao and Mainland China and between Macao and Hong Kong went up by 9.1% year-on-year to 3,243 in the second quarter, while movements in the first half year of 2018 rose by 5.0% to 6,394.

Gross weight of containerized cargo by land dropped by 14.0% year-on-year to 4,127 tonnes in the second quarter of 2018, whereas that of seaborne containerized cargo rose by 4.6% to 42,232 tonnes. Seaborne container throughput amounted to 33,779 TEU, equivalent to 22,951 containers handled, up by 6.4% and 4.0% respectively. In the first half year of 2018, gross weight of containerized cargo by land decreased by 13.2% year-on-year to 7,254 tonnes, of which cargo passing through the Checkpoint of Cotai (6,900 tonnes) accounted for 95.1%; and gross weight of seaborne containerized cargo fell by 3.7% year-on-year to 80,524 tonnes, with 51.4% (41,382 tonnes) passing through the Inner Harbour. Seaborne container throughput grew by 6.7% year-on-year to 66,279 TEU in the first half year, equivalent to 45,190 containers handled, up by 4.5%.

In the second quarter of 2018, the Macau International Airport handled 10,146 tonnes of air cargo, up by 5.7% year-on-year. Air cargo increased by 9.3% year-on-year to 18,947 tonnes in the first half year of 2018, with inward cargo (3,340 tonnes) and outward cargo (12,183 tonnes) rising by 13.9% and 14.0% respectively. Taiwan was the major origin and destination of inward and outward air cargo, constituting 55.4% and 45.6% of the respective total. Meanwhile, transit cargo (3,424 tonnes) dropped by 7.8%.

As at the end of June 2018, number of fixed-line telephone subscribers decreased by 5.0% year-on-year to 128,464. Number of mobile phone subscribers rose by 18.1% to 2,383,285, of which stored-value GSM card subscribers (1,625,117) accounted for 68.2%. Number of internet subscribers increased by 9.2% year-on-year to 411,147. In the second quarter of 2018, the cumulative duration of internet usage fell by 1.1% year-on-year to 307 million hours, and the duration of usage reached 617 million hours in the first half year of 2018, up by 1.1%.



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