Loading on the network of Russian Railways increased by 3.5% in May 2017
According to the latest figures, loading on the Russian Railways' network in May 2017 amounted to 106.5 million tons, 3.5% more than in May 2016.
Freight turnover in May 2017 increased by 7% compared to May last year and amounted to 209.3 billion tariff ton-km. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagons runs increased by 6.5% during the same period and amounted to 265.9 billion ton-km.
According to the latest figures, loading during January-May 2017 amounted to 516.9 million tons, 3.8% more than during the same five months of last year.
During January-May 2017, the Railways loaded the following items of freight. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January-May 2016.
Freight turnover from the beginning of 2017 amounted to 1,022.6 billion tariff ton-km, an increase of 7.4%. Freight turnover including empty wagons runs was 1,306.8 billion ton-km, up 7.1%.