Macau counts 190,000 motor vehicles for an area of 29.2 km²

1 February 2010

Macau, China, 1 Feb – Macau, a territory measuring 29.2 square kilometres, counted 190,000 registered motor vehicles at the end of 2009, 102,000 of them motorcycles, its Department of Statistics and Census Services has indicated.

Road traffic between China and Macau across the two land borders during the same period was 3.5 million vehicles, down 7 percent annually. The Portas do Cerco border crossing accounted for 81 percent of that movement.

Macau’s international airport saw the number of flights fall 19 percent compared to 2008 to 37,000. The number of helicopter flights from the Outer Harbour heliport terminal fell 9 percent to 15,900 flights.

In contrast, maritime transport was up 30 percent over 2008 to 109,000 trips by boats transporting passengers between Macau and Hong Kong. The passenger ferry linking Macau and China was also up, by 4 percent to 21,000 trips.

The territory otherwise counted 1.037 million users of mobile telephony service in 2009 for a population of 541,200 people, an annual increase of 11 percent.

The number of fixed telephone lines fell 3 percent to 171,000 and there were 143,000 subscribers to internet access service, 12 percent more than in 2008. (macauhub)