Loading on the network owned by Russian Railways increased by 3.6% in May 2018
According to the latest figures, loading volumes on the network owned by Russian Railways in May 2018 amounted to 110.3 million tons, 3.6% more than in May last year.
Freight turnover during May 2018 increased by 4.4% compared to May 2017 and amounted to 218.8 billion tariff ton-kilometres. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs increased by 4.4% during the same month and amounted to 277.8 billion ton-km.
Loading during January-May 2018, according to the latest figures, amounted to 534.9 million tons, 3.5% more than in the same period last year.
During January-May 2018, the railways shipped the following categories of freight. The figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January-May 2017.
Freight turnover since the beginning of 2018 amounted to 1,071.2 billion tariff ton-km, an increase of 4.7%, while freight turnover including empty wagon runs was 1,364.9 billion ton-km, up by 4.4%.