Russian Railways have reported a 17.9% year-on-year increase in rail container traffic during January 2019. All in all, 374.2 thousand TEU was carried.
Domestic volumes were up 10.2% year-on-year to 148.2 thousand TEU, export up 12.8% to 96.4 thousand TEU, and import up 31.4% to 82.9 thousand TEU.
Transit grew the most, by 35.9% up to 46.6 thousand TEU.
Loaded container traffic amounted to 237.9 thousand TEU, increasing 18.5% year-on-year.
Containerized chemicals and soda were up 5.9% to 38.2 thousand TEU, paper up 17% to 28.9 thousand TEU, timber up 49.7% to 34.2 thousand TEU, industrial goods up 16.7% to 24.3 thousand TEU.
Hardware volumes increased by 18.9% up to 20.3 thousand TEU, cars and parts by 16.2% up to 17.1 thousand TEU, machinery, equipment and engines by 16.1% up to 15% thousand TEU.
Ferrous metals grew by 32.2% up to 11.2 thousand TEU, construction cargo by 57.5% up to 6.4 thousand TEU.
Chemical and mineral fertilizers were down 41.3% to 3.3 thousand TEU, non-ferrous metals down 9.1% to 8 thousand TEU.
Compared to December 2018, most commodity types demonstrated a downward trend. The only categories that grew month-on-month were chemical and mineral fertilizers (+3.1%) and industrial goods (+2.1%).