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Aug 01, 2018

Loading on the network owned by Russian Railways increased by 1% in July 2018

According to the latest figures, loading on the network owned by Russian Railways in July 2018 amounted to 107.6 million tons, 1% more than in the same month last year.

Freight turnover in July 2018 increased by 5.3% compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to 219.3 billion tariff ton-kilometres. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs during the same month increased by 5.1% and amounted to 278.3 billion ton-km.

According to the latest figures, loading during January-July 2018 amounted to 749.4 million tons, 3% more than in the same seven months last year.

During January-July 2018, the railways shipped the following items of freight. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January-July 2018.

  • coal - 216.1 million tons (+ 4.9%);
  • coke - 6.3 million tons (-3.2%);
  • oil and petroleum products - 137.4 million tons (no change);
  • iron and manganese ores - 67.1 million tons (+ 5.1%);
  • ferrous metals - 46.1 million tons (+ 11.6%);
  • ferrous metal scrap - 8.4 million tons (-0.4%);
  • chemical and mineral fertilisers - 34.7 million tons (+ 4.6%);
  • cement - 14.6 million tons (-5.5%);
  • timber - 27.3 million tons (+ 3.2%);
  • grain - 15.9 million tons (+ 51.8%);
  • construction materials - 74.4 million tons (-4.2%);
  • non-ferrous ores and sulphur feedstock - 11.7 million tons (-2.3%);
  • chemicals and soda - 15.5 million tons (+ 2.2%);
  • industrial raw materials and moulded materials - 20.7 million tons (-3.6%).

Freight turnover since the beginning of 2018 amounted to 1,500.4 billion tariff ton-km, an increase of 4.6%, while freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs amounted to 1,909.9 billion ton-km, a rise of 4.4%.