21 Jul 2024

Last update 21 / 12 / 2023

GASTAT: Number of passengers of public transport buses increases in KSA during 2022

The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) released the results of the publication of Road Transport Statistics in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the year 2022. It revealed that the number of passengers transported by public buses within and between cities during 2022 reached 43.5 million, an increase of 233.9% compared to 2021. The results of the publication also indicated that the quantity of domestic road freight in 2022 reached 209 million tons, an increase of 6.1% compared to 2021.

According to the results of the publication, the length of paved road network within and between cities during 2022 reached 266,000 kilometers, an increase of 1.6% compared to 2021. Additionally, the number of serious traffic accidents during 2022 amounted to 16,962, a decrease of 6.8% compared to 2021. The number of fatalities due to traffic accidents during 2022 was 4,555, a decrease of 2.1% compared to 2021.

The number of injuries from traffic accidents during 2022 amounted to 24,400, a decrease of 4.2% compared to 2021. On the other hand, the number of vehicles during 2022 reached 14.9 million, an increase of 4.9% compared to 2021. The number of vehicle insurance documents during 2022 was 7.6 million, an increase of 26.9% compared to 2021.

It is worth noting that GASTAT is the only official statistical reference for statistical data and information in Saudi Arabia. It carries out all statistical work, in addition to the technical oversight of the statistical sector. It also designs and implements field surveys, conducts statistical studies and research, analyzes data and information, in addition to the documentation and archiving of all statistical information and data that cover all aspects of life in Saudi Arabia from its multiple sources. Furthermore, GASTAT registers, classifies, and analyzes data. It extracts the data indicators as well.

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