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Jan 09, 2017

Loading on the Russian Railways' network in 2016 amounted to 1.222 billion tons

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According to the latest figures, the network owned by OJSC Russian Railways carried a total of 1.2223 billion tons of freight in 2016, 0.6% more than in 2015.

In 2016, the Russian Railways' network loaded the following categories of freight. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to 2015:

  • coal – 328.6 m tons (+1.7%);
  • coke – 11.7 m tons (+5.5%);
  • oil and petroleum products – 235.8 m tons (-6.1%);
  • iron and manganese ores – 109.5 m tons (+0.5%);
  • ferrous metals – 71 m tons (-0.5%);
  • ferrous metal scrap – 15 m tons (+0.3%);
  • chemical and mineral fertilisers – 53.5 m tons (+4%);
  • cement – 26.7 m tons (-6.9%);
  • timber – 42.2 m tons (+6.9%);
  • grain – 19 m tons (+1.5%);
  • construction materials – 141 m tons (+7.9%);
  • non-ferrous ores and sulphur feedstock – 21.1 m tons (+3.1%);
  • chemicals and soda – 25.7 m tons (+2.6%);
  • industrial raw materials and moulded materials – 35 m tons (+0.3%).

Freight turnover in 2016 amounted to 2.3423 billion tariff ton-km, an increase of 1.6% compared to 2015. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs amounted to 2.9976 trillion ton-km, up 1.4% on 2015.

According to the latest figures, the loading volume on the network of Russian Railways in December 2016 amounted to 105.2 m tons, 0.9% more than in December 2015.

Freight turnover in December 2016 increased by 2.9% compared to December 2015 and amounted to 208.2 billion tariff ton-km. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs in December 2016 increased by 3.1% and amounted to 267 billion ton-km.

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