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Freight Loading Volumes On Network Owned By Russian Railways Up 10.3% In May 2021

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 – June 1, 2021 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%. Source: Russian Railways

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