During January-July 2019 Russian Railways loaded 741.6 mn tons of cargo, down 1.3% year-on-year.
Coal loading declined by 1% down to 215.8 mn tons. Oil and products, Russian Railways’ second most important cargo in terms of volume, decreased by 1.9% down to 134.8 mn tons.
Construction cargo was down 3.1% to 72.2 mn tons, ferrous metals down 4% to 44.2 mn tons, industrial and forming materials down 2.7% to 20.2 mn tons, timber and logs down 5.4% to 25.8 mn tons, soda and chemicals down 1.2% to 15.3 mn tons, coke down 0.4% to 6.3 mn tons. Grain loading dropped by 33.4% down to 10.6 mn tons.
Ferrous metal scrap declined by 0.1% down to 8.4 mn tons, non-ferrous ore and raw sulphur by 2.5% down to 11.5 mn tons.
Other commodities loading grew. Thus, ferrous and manganese ore were up 3.3% to 69.3 mn tons, chemicals and mineral fertilizers up 2.2% to 35.5 mn tons, cement up 5.8% to 15.4 mn tons.
In July, Russian Railways loaded 108 mn tons, the same figure as in July 2018 and up 6.4% month-on-month.
Cargo throughput in January-July 2019 made 1,520.1 bn ton/km, up 1.3% year-on-year.
In July cargo throughput decreased by 3.1% year-on-year down to 212.9 bn ton/km.