Grain loading for export on the Russian Railways’ network increased by 87% in January-July
The total volume of grain loaded on the network of the Russian Railways in January-July
2018 amounted to more than 15.9 million tons, 51.7% more than in the same seven months
During the same period, more than 9.7 million tons were shipped for export, an
increase of 86.8% compared to the level of 2017.
The biggest figures for grain loading during January to July were recorded in the
regions of Saratov (about 1.4 million tons, up by a factor of 2.5), Kursk (1.2 million
tons, up by 44.6%), Tambov (1 million tons, which nearly doubled, with an increase
of 93.4%) and Volgograd (991,000 tons, which also nearly doubled with an increase
In addition, the biggest loading increases during the seven months of 2018 was
noted in such fertile regions as Orenburg (which recorded a threefold increase to
760,000 tons), Samara (up by a factor of 2.9 to 447,000 tons), Ulyanovsk (an increase
of 2.8 times to 225,700 tons), Novosibirsk (increase of 2.5 times to 408,700 tons)
and Penza (which doubled to 515,000 tons).
In order to attract additional volumes of freight to rail, the Company Board decided
to establish a decreasing coefficient of 0.929, which is equivalent to a 7.1% discount
on the tariffs for grain exports sourced from the stations located in the Voronezh,
Orel, Tambov, Orenburg, Saratov, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Kursk, Lipetsk, Penza, Samara,
Ulyanovsk and Kurgan regions through Russian ports on their own rolling stock and
The discount applies to wheat, rye, oats, barley, corn, rice, buckwheat, beans,
peas, beans and other grains and will be valid until 31 December 2018 inclusive.