According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo destined for export via Russian sea ports made 106.8 mn tons during January-April 2019 increasing 4.6% year-on-year.
48.3% of the entire volume is coal. Oil accounts for 27.5%, ferrous metals for 7.4%, and fertilizers for 6.2% of the total.
Coal loading grew by 11.9%, oil was up 5.4%, and ore up 21.3%.
43.6 mn tons, 1.4% more than in January-March 2018, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The South region ports accounted for 26.1 mn tons, up 3.8% year-on-year.
The cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 34.3 mn tons, up 8.2% year-on-year.
In April 2019, export rail cargo loading designated for the Russian sea ports made 26.2 mn tons, up 20.2% year-on-year, but down 7.4% month-on-month.