According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo destined for export via Russian sea ports made over 177.2 mn tons during January-July 2019 increasing 1.82% year-on-year.
50% of the entire volume is coal growing by 9.1% during the period under report. Coal loading designated for South Russian ports surged by more than 30% year-on-year, that to North-Western ports increased by 8.7% and that to the Russian Far East by 6.5%.
Oil accounted for 26.6%, ferrous metals for 7.4%, and fertilizers for 6.7% of the total.
74.4 mn tons, 1.8% more than in January-July 2018, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The Southern region ports accounted for 42.7 mn tons, down 1.3% year-on-year.
Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made in 59.8 mn tons, up 4.8% year-on-year.
In July 2019, export rail cargo loading designated for the Russian sea ports made 25 mn tons, up 5.5% month-on-month.