According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo designated for export via Russian sea ports made 157.2 mn tons during January-June 2020 increasing 3.3% year-on-year.
50.2% of the entire volume is coal, oil and products accounted for 25.9% of the total export rail freight, ferrous metals for 7.4%, and fertilizers for 6.2% of the total.
Coal loading increased by 1.5% year-on-year up to 79 mn tons during the period under report. Coal loading designated for South Russian ports grew by 18% year-on-year up to 8.1 mn tons, that to North-Western ports declined by 6.8% down to 25.5 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East was up 4.1% exceeding 45.3 mn tons.
Export designated oil and products remained on the previous year’s level at 40.7 mn tons. This figure includes 13.7 mn tons (-13.1%) destined for South Russia ports, 22.8 mn tons (+6.9%) for North-Western ports, and over 4.2 mn tons (+17%) for the Russian Far Eastern ports.
All in all, 64.7 mn tons of export cargo, just 0.4% above the level of January-June 2019, was designated for the North-West sea ports. The Southern region ports accounted for 38.1 mn tons, up 3.5% year-on-year. Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 54.4 mn tons, up 6.7% year-on-year.
In June, 23.5 mn tons of cargo was loaded for export via Russian sea ports, up 19.3% year-on-year. Export cargo loaded for rail transportation to the North-West sea ports decreased by 9.8% down to some 9.2 mn tons, that designated to the South Russia ports was down 5.3% to some 5.4 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East grew by 12.7% up to 7.9 mn tons.