According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo designated for export via Russian sea ports made 117.7 mn tons during January-April 2021 increasing 7.1% year-on-year.
50.9% of the entire volume was coal, oil and products accounted for 23.4% of the total export rail freight, ferrous metals for 7.1%, fertilizers for 5.6%, and grain for 2.9% of the total.
Coal loading increased by 14.7% year-on-year up to 59.9 mn tons during the period under report.
Coal loading designated for South Russian ports grew 1.6-fold year-on-year up to 8.6 mn tons, that to North-Western ports was up 8.8% up to 18.4 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East up 9.6% to 32.9 mn tons.
All in all, 47.5 mn tons of export cargo, 7.2% above the level of 2020, was designated for the North-West sea ports. The Southern region ports accounted for 30.7 mn tons, up 14% year-on-year. Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 39.4 mn tons, up 10.3% year-on-year.
In April 2021, 38.3 mn tons of cargo was loaded for export via Russian sea ports, up 23.2% month-on-month. Export cargo loaded for rail transportation to the North-West sea ports increased by 8.3% up to 13 mn tons, that designated to the South Russia ports was up 21.2% to 10.3 mn tons, and that to the Russian Far East up 23.6% to 13.1 mn tons.