According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo designated for export via Russian sea ports made over 254.4 mn tons during January-October 2019 increasing 3% year-on-year.
50.9% of the entire volume is coal growing by 8.7% during the period under report. Coal loading designated for South Russian ports surged by 33.8% year-on-year up to 11.9 mn tons, that to North-Western ports increased by 5.9% up to 45.6 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East by 7.1% up to 71.9 mn tons.
Oil accounted for 26.5% of the total export rail freight, ferrous metals for 7%, and fertilizers for 6.9% of the total.
108.4 mn tons, 3.7% more than in January-October 2018, was designated for the North-West sea ports.
The Southern region ports accounted for 61.2 mn tons, down 1.6% year-on-year.
Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 84.7 mn tons, up 5.7% year-on-year.
In October 2019, export rail cargo loading designated for the Russian sea ports made 26.1 mn tons, up 3.2% month-on-month.