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Dec 01, 2016

Loading on Russian Railways' network in November 2016 amounted to 102.2 million tons

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According to the latest figures, total loading volumes on the network of Russian Railways in November 2016 amounted to 102.2 million tons, 0.9% less than in November 2015.

Freight turnover increased by 0.9% in November 2016 compared to same month last year and amounted to 199.1 billion tariff ton-kilometres. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs during the same month also rose by 0.9% and totalled 255.3 billion ton-km.

According to the latest figures, loading from January to November 2016 amounted to 1.1171 billion tons, 0.6% more than in the same period during 2015.

From to January-November 2016, the railways loaded the following categories of freight. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to compared to January-November 2015

  • coal - 297.6 million tons (+ 1.6%);
  • coke - 10.7 million tons (+ 4.6%);
  • oil and petroleum products - 214.3 million tons (-6.4%);
  • iron and manganese ores - 100.5 million tons (+ 0.6%);
  • ferrous metals - 64.7 million tons (-1.2%);
  • ferrous metal scrap - 13.8 million tons (-2%);
  • chemical and mineral fertilisers - 48.5 million tons (+ 3.7%);
  • cement - 25.4 million tons (-6.4%);
  • timber - 38.5 million tons (+ 7.2%);
  • grain - 16.9 million tons (+ 1.9%);
  • construction materials - 132.6 million tons (+ 9.2%);
  • non-ferrous ores and sulphur feedstock - 19.5 million tons (+ 3.9%);
  • chemicals and soda - 23.3 million tons (+ 2.3%);
  • industrial raw materials and moulded materials - 32.3 million tons (-0.4%).

Freight turnover from the beginning of 2016 amounted to 2,133.9 billion tariff ton-km, an increase of 1.5%. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs rose to 2,7305 billion ton-km, up 1.3%.