|Feb 06, 2019
Rail Export via Ports
According to Russian Railways, the loading of export designated cargo destined for Russian sea ports made 26.8 mn tons during the first month of 2019 increasing 3.4% year-on-year.
44.9% of the entire volume is coal. Oil accounts for 29.3%, ferrous metals for 9%, fertilizers for 6.3%, and grains for 2.9% of the total.
Coal loading grew 6.1%, ferrous metals were up 8.3%, oil up 5.1%, ore up 23.8%, paper up 7.5% and timber and logs up 2.9% year-on-year.
11.3 mn tons, 1.6% less than in January 2018, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The South region ports accounted for 6.8 mn tons, up 9% year-on-year.
The cargo volume loaded for the ports of the Russian Far East made 8.7 mn tons, up 6% year-on-year.
Compared to December 2018, export cargo loading designated for North-West sea ports declined 2.6%, and that for Southern ports was down 1.4%. Export cargo traffic designated for Far Eastern grew by 4.8%.
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