According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo destined for export via Russian sea ports made 80.6 mn tons during the first quarter of 2019 increasing 5% year-on-year.
47% of the entire volume is coal. Oil accounts for 28.3%, ferrous metals for 8%, fertilizers for 6.2%, and grains for 2.8% of the total.
Coal loading grew by 11.7%, oil was up 6.5%, ore up 23.1%, paper up 3.2% and timber and logs up 4.4% year-on-year.
33.7 mn tons, 1.3% more than in January-March 2018, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The South region ports accounted for 20.6 mn tons, up 6.7% year-on-year.
The cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 26.3 mn tons, up 8.8% year-on-year.
In March 2019, export rail cargo loading designated for the Russian sea ports made 28.3 mn tons, up 10.9% month-on-month.