Macau cross-border motor traffic up 9.4pc in July to 454,059 trips
CROSS-BORDER vehicular traffic in July increased 9
CROSS-BORDER vehicular traffic in July increased 9.4 per cent year on year in Macau to 454,059 trips, with the number of vehicles passing through the Checkpoint of Cotai (139,350) rising 7.5 per cent.
According to data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), the number of vehicles crossing in and out of Macau via the Border Gate (277,053) dropped 1.8 per cent, reported the Macau Daily Times.
Last month, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge recorded a total of 43,393 trips. In the first seven months of 2019, cross-border vehicular traffic increased 7.8 per cent year on year to 3,059,062 trips.
Meanwhile commercial flights at the Macau International Airport totalled 6,483 trips in July, up by 19.5 per cent year on year. Trips to and from mainland China (2,736) and Taiwan (1,134) showed respective increases of 32.4 per cent and 0.7 per cent.
Inbound and outbound commercial flights in the first seven months grew 19.4 per cent year on year to 42,115 trips.
The Macau International Airport handled 3,272 tons of air cargo in July, an increase of 5.3 per cent. The gross weight of outward cargo (2,229 tons) increased by 16 per cent, while that of inward cargo (591 tons) and transit cargo (453 tons) decreased by 9.2 per cent and 15.5 per cent respectively.
In the first seven months of 2019, air cargo decreased by 1.9 per cent to 21,647 tons. Additionally, the gross weight of containerised cargo transported by land in July soared 48.7 per cent to 1,592 tons.
DSEC also noted that the number of traffic accidents rose by eight per cent to 1,167, and the number of injuries totalled 327. In the first seven months of this year, there were 7,337 traffic accidents, with the number of victims totalling 2,442, of which five were killed.