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01.10.2021   13:49

Freight loading volumes on network owned by Russian Railways increased by 3.7% since beginning of 2021

Freight loading volumes on the network owned by Russian Railways amounted to 106.4 million tons in September 2021, 1.2% more than in the same month last year and 0.4% more than in September 2019.

Freight turnover in September 2021 increased by 2.4% compared to the same month in last year and amounted to 217.1 billion tariff ton-kilometres. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs increased by 1.9% during the same month and amounted to 273.2 billion ton-km.

Freight loading volumes from January to September 2021 amounted to 956.2 million tons, 3.7% more than in the same nine-month period last year.

During January to September 2021, the railways loaded the following categories and volumes of freight. The figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January to September 2020.

  • coal – 276.9 million tons (+8.1%);
  • coke – 8.8 million tons (+6.2%);
  • oil and petroleum products – 160.1 million tons (+2.6%);
  • iron and manganese ores – 90.2 million tons (+0.7%);
  • ferrous metals – 50.7 million tons (+2.3%);
  • ferrous metal scrap– 12.3 million tons (+21.9%);
  • chemical and mineral fertilisers – 48.3 million tons (+3.1%);
  • cement – 20.4 million tons (+6%);
  • timber – 32.3 million tons (+2.6%);
  • grain – 18 million tons (-1.5%);
  • construction materials – 97.1 million tons (-4.6%);
  • nonferrous ores and sulphur feedstock – 15 million tons (-0.9%);
  • chemicals and soda – 18.1 million tons (-0.4%);
  • industrial raw materials and moulded materials – 26.4 million tons (+5.1%);
  • miscellaneous freight including cargo in containers – 81.6 million tons (+6.8%).

Freight turnover since the beginning of 2021 amounted to 1,959.1 billion tariff ton-kilometres, an increase of 4.4% on the nine months from January to September 2020. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs rose to 2,465.6 billion ton-km, an increase of 3.7%.