According to Russian Railways, the loading of export designated cargo destined for Russian sea ports made 26.8 mn tons during the first month of 2019 increasing 3.4% year-on-year.
44.9% of the entire volume is coal. Oil accounts for 29.3%, ferrous metals for 9%, fertilizers for 6.3%, and grains for 2.9% of the total.
Coal loading grew 6.1%, ferrous metals were up 8.3%, oil up 5.1%, ore up 23.8%, paper up 7.5% and timber and logs up 2.9% year-on-year.
11.3 mn tons, 1.6% less than in January 2018, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The South region ports accounted for 6.8 mn tons, up 9% year-on-year.
The cargo volume loaded for the ports of the Russian Far East made 8.7 mn tons, up 6% year-on-year.
Compared to December 2018, export cargo loading designated for North-West sea ports declined 2.6%, and that for Southern ports was down 1.4%. Export cargo traffic designated for Far Eastern grew by 4.8%.