During January-April Russian Railways loaded 425.8 mn tons of cargo, up just 0.1% year-on-year.
Coal loading grew 1.2% up to 128 mn tons.
Ferrous and manganese ore was up 6.8 % to 39.4 mn tons, chemical and mineral fertilizers up 0.4% to 20.3 mn tons, ferrous metal scrap up 10.3% to 4.2 mn tons, cement up by 5% to 6.97 mn tons and coke up by 3.4% to 3.8 mn tons.
Other commodities loading decreased. Russian Railways’ second most important commodity in terms of tonnage, was down 0.8% year-on-year to 79.5 mn tons. Industrial and forming materials down 1.4% to 11.1 mn tons,
During January-April, chemicals and soda loading declined by 2.6% to 8.85 mn tons year-on-year. Grain was down 24.4% to 7.4 mn tons, construction cargo was down 5.1% to 37.96 mn tons, timber and logs by 4.3% down to 14.8 mn tons, non-ferrous ore and raw sulfur down 2.9% to 6.26 mn tons. Ferrous metals declined by 2.8% to 25.7 mn tons.
During April Russian Railways loaded 107.1 mn tons, down just 1.9% year-on-year and 5.4% compared to March 2019.
Cargo throughput in January-April 2019 made 875.9 ton/km, up 2.7% year-on-year.
In April cargo throughput increased 3.7% month-on-month to 223.9 bn ton/km.