According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo designated for export via Russian sea ports made over 228.2 mn tons during January-September 2019 increasing 2.5% year-on-year.
48.3% of the entire volume is coal growing by 8% during the period under report. Coal loading designated for South Russian ports surged by 31% year-on-year up to 10.3 mn tons, that to North-Western ports increased by 6.5% up to 41 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East by 6% up to 64.8 mn tons.
Oil accounted for 26.3% of the total export rail freight, ferrous metals for 8.7%, and fertilizers for 6.9% of the total.
96.8 mn tons, 2.9% more than in January-September 2018, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The Southern region ports accounted for 55.3 mn tons, down 1.2% year-on-year.
Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 76.1 mn tons, up 4.8% year-on-year.
In September 2019, export rail cargo loading designated for the Russian sea ports made 25.3 mn tons, up 1.9% month-on-month.