According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo designated for export via Russian sea ports made 300.6 mn tons during January-November 2020 increasing 4.1% year-on-year.
50.4% of the entire volume is coal, oil and products accounted for 22.8% of the total export rail freight, ferrous metals for 6.7%, fertilizers for 6.3%, and grain for 3.3% of the total.
Coal loading increased by 6.4% year-on-year up to 151.6 mn tons during the period under report.
Coal loading designated for South Russian ports grew by 20.3% year-on-year up to 16 mn tons, that to North-Western ports by 1.9% up to 50.6 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East by 6.8% exceeding 85 mn tons.
All in all, 121.5 mn tons of export cargo, 1.7% above the level of January-November 2019, was designated for the North-West sea ports. The Southern region ports accounted for 71.1 mn tons, up 4.4% year-on-year. Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 100.6 mn tons, up 7.3% year-on-year.
In November, 29.6 mn tons of cargo was loaded for export via Russian sea ports, up 7.6% year-on-year. Export cargo loaded for rail transportation to the North-West sea ports increased by 15.3% up to some 12.8 mn tons, that designated to the South Russia ports was up 2.9% to 7.2 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East declined by 1.1% down to 8.9 mn tons.