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Nov 02, 2016

Russian Railways' network loaded 103.4 million tons in October 2016

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According to the latest figures, freight loading volumes on the rail network owned by Russian Railways amounted to 103.4 million tons in October 2016, 3.3% less than during October 2015.

Freight turnover increased compared to October 2015 by 1.8% and in October 2016 amounted to 202.5 billion tariff ton-kilometres. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs increased by 2% in October 2016 and amounted to 259.6 billion ton-kilometres.

According to the latest figures, loading volumes from January to October 2016 amounted to 1.015 billion tons, 0.8% more than during the same period of 2015.

The railways loaded the following volumes and categories of freight during January-October 2016. The figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January-October 2015:

  • coal – 268.5 m tons (+1.9%);
  • coke – 9.7 m tons (+4.1%);
  • oil and petroleum products – 194.2 m tons (-6.7%);
  • iron and manganese ores – 91.5 m tons (+0.8%);
  • ferrous metals – 58.6 m tons (-2.1%);
  • ferrous metal scrap – 12.6 m tons (-2.6%);
  • chemical and mineral fertilisers – 43.8 m tons (+3.4%);
  • cement – 23.7 m tons (-6.3%);
  • timber – 35.2 m tons (+6.7%);
  • grain – 14.9 m tons (+1.9%);
  • construction materials – 123.1 m tons (+11.3%);
  • non-ferrous ores and sulphur feedstock – 17.9 m tons (+4.7%);
  • chemicals and soda – 21 m tons (+2%);
  • industrial raw materials and moulded materials – 29.1 m tons (-0.9%).

Freight turnover since the beginning of 2016 totalled 1,934.4 billion tariff ton-kilometres, an increase of 1.5%, while freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs amounted to 2,474.8 billion ton-km, up 1.3%.