During January-May of 2019, cargo volume carried by all transport modes in the RF transport system decreased by 0.8% year-on-year to make 2,98 bn tons.
The only segment that demonstrated positive growth was air transport, which carried 0.43 mn tons, up 2.4% year-on-year. Cargo transportation by all the other transport modes declined.
According to the RF Statistics Agency, road transport accounts for the largest share in the entire volume with 1.93 bn tons, down 0.5% year-on-year.
Rail cargo volume declined by 0.8% down to 532.6 mn tons.
Pipeline traffic was down 1.8% year-on-year to 491.7 mn tons.
Maritime transport volume decreased by 3.7% year-on-year down to 7.8 mn tons.
Inland shipping volume dropped by 8.9% year-on-year down to 20.4 mn tons.
In May, the only transport system segments that demonstrated positive growth were inland shipping and the road sector.