According to Russian Railways, the loading of export designated cargo destined for Russian sea ports made 279.8 mn tons during January-November 2018 increasing 5.3% year-on-year.
46.8% of the entire volume is coal. Oil accounts for 26%, ferrous metals for 8.9%, fertilizers for 6.7%, and grains for 3.7% of the total.
Coal loading grew 3.6%, ferrous metals were up 9.8%, fertilizers up 3.3%, grains up 30.1%, paper up 10.2% and timber and logs up 17.8% year-on-year.
119.3 mn tons, 6.7% more than in January-October 2017, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The South region ports accounted for 69.5 mn tons, up 0.7% year-on-year.
The cargo volume loaded for the ports of the Russian Far East grew 6% to make 90.7 mn tons.
In November, export cargo loading designated for Russian sea ports increased 4% month-on-month making 25.9 mn tons.