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Feb 01, 2019

Freight loading volumes on the network owned by Russian Railways increased by 1.6% in January 2019

According to the latest figures, loading on the network owned by Russian Railways amounted to 105.4 million tons in January 2019, 1.6% more than in the same month last year.

Freight turnover in January 2019 increased by 2.1% compared to January last year and amounted to 220 billion tariff ton-kilometres. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs during the same time increased by 2.3% and rose to 280.8 billion ton-km.

In January 2019, the railways shipped the following items of freight. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January 2018.

  • coal – 32.9 million tons (+5.2%);
  • coke – 0.986 million tons (+9.1%);
  • oil and petroleum products – 20.7 million tons (-0.1%);
  • iron and manganese ores – 9.9 million tons (+7.5%);
  • ferrous metals – 6.6 million tons (+0.1%);
  • ferrous metal scrap – 0.590 million tons (-10.5%);
  • chemical and mineral fertilisers – 5.3 million tons (+2.1%);
  • cement – 1.1 million tons (-7.5%);
  • timber – 3.6 million tons (+6%);
  • grain – 1.99 million tons (-8.5%);
  • construction materials – 8.3 million tons (-5.1%);
  • non-ferrous ores and sulphur raw materials – 1.5 million tons (-4.4%);
  • chemicals and soda – 2.3 million tons (-5%);
  • industrial raw materials and moulded materials – 2.5 million tons (-11.1%).