Loading on the network owned by Russian Railways increased by 2% in August 2018
According to the latest figures, loading volumes on the network owned by OJSC Russian Railways amounted to 108.4 million tons in August 2018, 2% more than in the same month last year.
Freight turnover in August 2018 increased by 4.4% compared to August 2017 and amounted to 217.9 billion tariff ton-kilometres.
Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs during the same month increased by 4.2% to 276.5 billion ton-km.
According to the latest figures, loading during the eight months from January to August 2018 was up to 857.8 million tons, 2.9% more than during the same period last year.
The railways shipped the following categories of goods. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January to August 2017:
Freight turnover since the beginning of 2018 amounted to 1,718.6 billion tariff ton-km, an increase of 4.6%.
Freight turnover empty wagon runs during the same period amounted to 2,186.7 billion ton-km, up by 4.4%.