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Inter-Korean Traffic

Number of Cross-Border Travelers

(persons)
Number of Cross-Border Travelers
Year ´89-´03 ´04 `05 `06 `07 `08 `09 `10 `11 `12 `13 `14 `15 `16 ´17 ´18.5 Total
South→
North
55,257 26,213 87,028 100,838 158,170 186,443 120,616 130,119 116,047 120,360 76,503 129,028 132,097 14,787 52 530 1,454,088
North→
South
3,609 321 1,313 870 1,044 332 246 132 14 0 40 366 4 0 63 544 8,989
Total 58,866 26,534 88,341 101,708 159,214 186,775 120,862 130,251 116,061 120,360 76,543 129,394 132,101 14,787 115 1,074 1,462,986

※ 128,566 people visited the GIC in 2015.

Number of Vehicles Crossing the Inter-Korean Border

(number of passages / tons)
Number of Vehicles Crossing the Inter-Korean Border
Year ´03-´05 ´06 `07 `08 `09 `10 `11 `12 `13 `14 `15 `16 ´17 ´18.5 Total
Vehicles
(number
of
passages)
Gyeongui
Route
110,334 94,506 143,450 183,085 145,802 166,181 162,848 177,211 110,000 190,144 198,999 23,020 - 77 1,705,657
Donghae
Route
76,923 29,406 40,053 25,077 2,534 2,140 397 16 294 524 548 - - 2 177,914
Total 187,257 123,912 183,503 208,162 148,336 168,321 163,245 177,227 110,294 190,668 199,547 23,020 - 79 1,883,571
Vehicles
(freight
volume)
Gyeongui
Route
563,321 570,044 769,249 382,848 221,518 289,168 208,423 245,190 133,738 258,320 277,462 30,698 - - 3,949,979
Donghae
Route
95,675 41,975 134,296 58,751 8,695 4,451 613 - 56 203 210 - - - 334,925
Total 658,996 612,019 903,545 441,599 230,213 293,619 209,036 245,190 133,794 258,523 277,672 30,698 - - 4,294,904

* The tonnage of the Gyeongui Route for 2010 includes 63,905 tons of sand from the Sachon river which was carried into the South in 2007 but was reported later.
* The number of passages of vehicles of the Donghae Route for 2012 was amended from 12 to 16. The Donghae Route was reopened for the reunions of separated families at Mt. Geumgang in August 2013.

Number of Vessels Crossing the Inter-Korean Border (one way)

(number of voyages)
Number of Vessels Crossing the Inter-Korean Border (one way)
Year ´94-´00 ´01 `02 `03 `04 `05 `06 `07 `08 `09 `10 `11 `12 `13 `14 `15 `16 `17 `18.5 Total
Vessels
(number
of
Voyages)
5,472 1,686 1,827 2,022 2,124 4,497 8,401 11,891 7,435 2,577 1,432 142 228 31 1 10 - - 2 49,778
Jeju
Strait *
- - - - - 42 122 178 191 245 88 - - - - - - - - 866
Vessels
(freight
volume)
396 64 109 105 111 680 1,631 2,511 1,506 191 106 0.2 0.05 0.05 4.05 25.45 - - - 7,440

* Permission was granted for North Korean vessels to pass through the Jeju Strait (The Inter-Korean Agreement on Maritime Transportation: August 1, 2005)
* Since 2011, the Strait has been used primarily by third-country ships just to pass through.

Number of Aircraft Crossing the Inter-Korean Border (one way)

(number of flights)
Number of Aircraft Crossing the Inter-Korean Border (one way)
Year ´00 ´01 `02 `03 `04 `05 `06 `07 `08 `09 `10 `11 `12 `13 `14 `15 `16 `17 `18.5 Total
Aircraft
(number
of
flights)
43 19 67 112 28 208 88 153 64 11 - 2 - - 14 8 - - 22 839
Aircraft
(cargo
volume)
1,873 1,365 4,814 7,512 1,576 22,722 3,170 7,515 3,746 46 - 20 - - 526 360 - - 383 55,628

Number of Railway Cars Crossing the Inter-Korean Border (one way)

(number of trips / tons)
Number of Railway Cars Crossing the Inter-Korean Border (one way)
Year ´01 `02 `03 `04 `05 `06 `07 `08 `09 `10 `11 `12 `13 `14 `15 `16 `17 `18.5 Total
Railway
Cars
(number
of
trips)
- - - - - - 28 420 - - - - - - - - - - 448
Railway
Cars
(freight
volume)
- - - - - - 219.5 91.4 - - - - - - - - - - 310.9

※ The figures for freight service show the freight volume between Munsan and Bongdong from December 2007 to November 2008 (North Korea unilaterally suspended the service on December 1, 2008. The number of test operations