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Jan 10, 2019

Freight loading volumes on Russian Railways network increased by 2.2% in 2018

According to the latest figures, freight loading volumes on the network owned by OJSC Russian Railways amounted to 1.2896 billion tons in 2018, 2.2% more than in the previous year.

The railways shipped the following categories of freight in 2018. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to 2017:

coal – 374.9 million tons (+4.6%);

coke – 11.3 million tons (+0.8%);

oil and petroleum products – 236.4 million tons (+0.4%);

iron and manganese ores – 116.7 million tons (+5.7%);

ferrous metals – 78.1 million tons (+7%);

ferrous metal scrap – 16 million tons (+1.4%);

chemical and mineral fertilisers – 59.2 million tons (+3.7%);

cement – 25.1 million tons (-6.5%);

timber – 45.7 million tons (+5.6%);

grain – 27.1 million tons (+22.6%);

construction materials – 123.8 million tons (-6.8%);

non-ferrous ores and sulphur raw materials – 19.7 million tons (-2.8%);

chemicals and soda – 26.4 million tons (+1%);

industrial raw materials and moulded materials – 35.4 million tons (-3.2%).

Freight turnover in 2018 amounted to 2,596.4 billion tariff ton-kilometres, an increase of 4.2%. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs was up 4% to 3,304.4 billion ton-km.

According to the latest figures, freight loading on the network owned by Russian Railways was 109 million tons in December 2018, 1.1% less than during the same month last year.

Freight turnover in December 2018 increased by 2.3% compared to December 2017 and amounted to 224.4 billion tariff ton-km. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs in December 2018 increased by 2.1% and amounted to 285.1 billion ton-km.