According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo designated for export via Russian sea ports made 56.6 mn tons during January-February 2021 increasing 7% year-on-year.
50% of the entire volume was coal, oil and products accounted for 23.6% of the total export rail freight, ferrous metals for 7.3%, fertilizers for 5.4%, and grain for 3.5% of the total.
Coal loading increased by 16.5% year-on-year up to 28.3 mn tons during the period under report.
Coal loading designated for South Russian ports grew 1.4-fold year-on-year up to 3.7 mn tons, that to North-Western ports was up 17.4% up to 9.1 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East up 11.5% to 15.5 mn tons.
All in all, 23.5 mn tons of export cargo, 10.1% above the level of 2020, was designated for the North-West sea ports. The Southern region ports accounted for 14.6 mn tons, up 8.2% year-on-year. Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 18.5 mn tons, up 11.4% year-on-year.
In February 2021, 26.8 mn tons of cargo was loaded for export via Russian sea ports, up 5.5% year-on-year. Export cargo loaded for rail transportation to the North-West sea ports increased by 4.7% up to 11.2 mn tons, that designated to the South Russia ports was up 11.1% to 7 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East up 3.6% to 8.6 mn tons.