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Mar 01, 2017

Russian Railways' network loads 96 m tons in February 2017

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According to the latest figures, the network owned by Russian Railways loaded 96 m tons of freight in February 2017, 0.9% more than during the 29 days of February 2016.

In February 2017, freight turnover increased compared to February 2016 by 2.2% and amounted to 189.1 bn tariff ton-km. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs increased by 2.2% during the same month and amounted to 242.8 bn ton-km.

According to the latest figures, the loading volume in January-February 2017 amounted to 196.1 m tons, which is 3.8% more than in the same two months last year.

The railways loaded the following freight in January and February 2017. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January-February 2016.

  • coal – 60.1 m tons (+9.1%);
  • coke – 1.8 m tons (+6.3%);
  • oil and petroleum products – 40.5 m tons (-0.3%);
  • iron and manganese ores – 17 m tons (-1.8%);
  • ferrous metals – 11.5 m tons (+1.8%);
  • ferrous metal scrap – 1.7 m tons (+41.4%);
  • chemical and mineral fertilisers – 9.4 m tons (+4.5%);
  • cement – 2.5 m tons (-7.2%);
  • timber – 6.7 m tons (+6.8%);
  • grain – 3.2 m tons (+1.7%);
  • construction materials – 16.6 m tons (-1.8%);
  • non-ferrous ores and sulphur feedstock – 3.2 m tons (-4.5%);
  • chemicals and soda – 4.5 m tons (+5%);
  • industrial raw materials and moulded materials – 4.6 m tons (+6%).

Freight turnover since the beginning of 2017 amounted to 392.6 bn tariff ton-km, an increase of 6.7%. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs was up 6.5% to 505 bn ton-km.