Loading volumes on the Russian Railways' network increased by 2.2% in July 2017
According to the latest figures, in July 2017 loading volumes on the network owned and operated by Russian Railways amounted to 106.6 million tons, 2.2% more than in July 2016.
Freight turnover in July 2017 increased by 5.1% compared to July 2016 and amounted to 208 billion tariff ton-kilometres. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs increased by 5% during the same month of last year and amounted to 264.4 billion ton-km.
According to the latest figures, loading volumes during January-July 2017 amounted to 727.3 million tons, 3.3% more than during the same period last year.
During January-July 2017, the railways loaded the following categories of freight. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January-July of 2016.
Freight turnover since the beginning of 2017 amounted to 1,433.7 billion tariff ton-kilometres, an increase of 7.1%. Freight turnover including empty wagon runs was up 6.7% to 1,829 billion ton-km.