Loading on Russian Railways’ Network Amounts to 105.9million Tons

According to the latest figures, the loading volume on the network owned by Russian Railways in August 2016 amounted to 105.9 million tons, 0.7% more than in August 2015.

Loading on Russian Railways

Monza Forestly Railway, Russia © Artem Svetlov (license)

Freight turnover in August 2016 increased compared to August 2015 by 2.1% and amounted to 198 billion tariff ton-kilometres, whilst freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs during August 2016, increased by 1.9% and amounted to 252.3 billion ton-kilometres.

According to the latest figures, loading in January-August 2016 amounted to 809.6 million tons, which is 1.6% more than the same period in 2015.

Between January and August 2016, the railways loaded the following categories of freight:

-Coal – 214 million tons (+ 3.2% compared to January-August 2015);
-Coke – 7.7 million tons (+ 2.7%);
-Oil and petroleum products – 156.6 million tons (-7.5%);
-Iron and manganese ores – 73.2 million tons (+ 1.3%);
-Ferrous metals – 47.3 million tons (-1.8%);
-Ferrous metal scrap – 9.6 million tons (-4.7%);
-Chemical and mineral fertilisers – 35 million tons (+ 2.7%);
-Cement – 18.6 million tons (-5.3%);
-Timber – 29 million tons (+ 7.9%);
-Grain – 11.1 million tons (+ 5.4%);
-Construction materials – 97.9 million tons (+ 17.2%);
-Non-ferrous ores and sulphur feedstock – 14.2 million tons (+ 4.7%);
-Chemicals and soda – 16.9 million tons (+ 2%);
-Industrial raw materials and moulded materials – 22.8 million tons (+ 1.4%).
-Freight turnover since the beginning of 2016 amounted to 1,536.4 billion tariff ton-kilometres, an increase of 1.5%. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs amounted to 1,966.2 billion ton-kilometres, a rise of 1.2%.

Please see Russian Railways for original article.

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