Loading on the network of Russian Railways increased by 0.4% in August 2017
According to the latest figures, loading volumes on the network owned by OJSC Russian Railways in August 2017 amounted to 106.2 million tons, 0.4% more than in August 2016.
Freight turnover in August 2017 increased by 4.9% compared to August 2016 and amounted to 208.2 billion tariff ton-km. Freight turnover of empty wagon runs increased by 4.9% in August 2017 and amounted to 265.1 billion ton-km.
According to the latest figures, loading during January-August 2017 amounted to 833.5 million tons, 3% more than in the same period in 2016.
The railways shipped the following goods during January-August 2017. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January-August 2016:
Freight turnover since the beginning of 2017 amounted to 1,642.2 billion tariff ton-km, an increase of 6.9%, while freight turnover including empty wagon runs increased to 2,094.4 billion ton-km, up 6.5%.