According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo destined for export via Russian sea ports made 106.8 mn tons during January-May 2019 increasing 3.2% year-on-year.
49.5% of the entire volume is coal. Oil accounts for 26.5%, ferrous metals for 7.4%, and fertilizers for 6.3% of the total.
Coal loading grew by 11.4%, oil was up 3.4%, and ore up 15.8%.
54.3 mn tons, 1.2% more than in January-May 2018, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The South region ports accounted for 31.1 mn tons, up 0.9% year-on-year.
Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 43.1 mn tons, up 6.7% year-on-year.
In May 2019, export rail cargo loading designated for the Russian sea ports made 25.7 mn tons, down 1.9% month-on-month.