During January-October 2019 Russian Railways loaded 1.066 bn tons of cargo, down 0.7% year-on-year.
Coal loading declined by 0.5% down to 309.1 mn tons. Oil and products, Russian Railways’ second most important cargo in terms of volume, decreased by 2% down to 191.6 mn tons.
Ferrous metals were down 5.7% to 61.3 mn tons, timber and logs down 7.4% to 35.5 mn tons, soda and chemicals down 1.1% to 21.6 mn tons. Grain loading dropped by 23.5% down to 17.1 mn tons.
Ferrous metal scrap declined by 4.2% down to 12.7 mn tons, non-ferrous ore and raw sulphur by 3% down to 16.4 mn tons, coke by 2.6% down to 9 mn tons.
Construction cargo was up 0.1% to 106.1 mn tons, ferrous and manganese ore up 3.7% to 99.9 mn tons, chemical and mineral fertilizers up 3.2% to 50.5 mn tons, cement up 5.1% to 23.2 mn tons, abd industrial and forming materials up 0.4% to 29.7 mn tons.
In October, Russian Railways loaded 109.6 mn tons, up 1% year-on-year and up 3.3% month-on-month.
Cargo throughput in January-October 2019 made 2,169.1 bn ton/km, up 0.8% year-on-year.
In October cargo throughput decreased by 0.2% year-on-year down to 222 bn ton/km.