According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo designated for export via Russian sea ports made over 203 mn tons during January-August 2019 increasing 2.2% year-on-year.
51% of the entire volume is coal growing by 8% during the period under report. Coal loading designated for South Russian ports surged by 28.7% year-on-year up to 9 mn tons, that to North-Western ports increased by 7.7% up to 36.6 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East by 5.5% up to 58 mn tons.
Oil accounted for 26.6% of the total export rail freight, ferrous metals for 7.2%, and fertilizers for 6.7% of the total.
85.8 mn tons, 2.6% more than in January-August 2018, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The Southern region ports accounted for 49.1 mn tons, down 0.9% year-on-year.
Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 68 mn tons, up 4.1% year-on-year.
In August 2019, export rail cargo loading designated for the Russian sea ports made 25.8 mn tons, up 3.2% month-on-month.