Freight loading volumes on network owned by Russian Railways up 10.3% in May 2021
Freight loading volumes on the network owned by Russian Railways amounted to 110.9 million tons in May 2021, 10.3% more than in the same month last year.
Freight turnover in May 2021 increased by 8.3% compared to the same month last year and amounted to 227.5 billion tariff ton-kilometres. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs increased by 7.7% compared to the same month and amounted to 286.1 billion ton-km.
Loading volumes during January to May 2021 amounted to 525.7 million tons, 3.5% more than in the same five-month period last year.
From January to May 2021, the railways loaded the following categories of freight. Figures in brackets show the percentage change from January to May 2020.
- coal - 155 million tons (+ 9.4%);
- coke - 4.7 million tons (+ 4.1%);
- oil and petroleum products - 89.9 million tons (-2.2%);
- iron and manganese ores - 49.5 million tons (-0.7%);
- ferrous metals - 28.8 million tons (+ 0.5%);
- ferrous metal scrap - 6.3 million tons (+ 24.7%);
- chemical and mineral fertilisers - 27.4 million tons (+ 5.6%);
- cement - 9.3 million tons (+ 6.1%);
- timber - 17.9 million tons (+ 2.1%);
- grain - 11 million tons (+ 14%);
- construction materials - 49.4 million tons (-3.3%);
- nonferrous ores and sulphuric feedstock - 8.2 million tons (+ 0.6%);
- chemicals and soda - 10.2 million tons (-3.1%);
- industrial raw materials and moulded materials - 13.6 million tons (+ 6.7%);
- miscellaneous freight, including cargo in containers - 44.5 million tons (+ 6.3%).
Freight turnover from the beginning of 2021 amounted to 1,088 billion tariff ton-km, an increase of 4.6%. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs rose to 1,373.9 billion ton-km, an increase of 4.1%.