During January-June 2021, Russian Railways loaded 632.7 mn tons of cargo, up 4.6% year-on-year.
Coal loading increased by 10.4% up to 185.5 mn tons. Oil and products, Russian Railways’ second most important cargo in terms of volume, declined by 0.4% down to 106.6 mn tons. Ferrous and manganese ore increased by 0.3% down to 59.4 mn tons.
Ferrous metals were up 1.4% to 34.4 mn tons, timber and logs up 3.1% up to 21.6 mn tons, cement up 7.2% to 12.2 mn tons, ferrous metal scrap up 32.3% to 8 mn tons.
Industrial and forming materials loading grew by 8.9% up to 17 mn tons, chemical and mineral fertilizers 4.7% to 32.6 mn tons, non-ferrous ore and raw suphfur by 0.1% to 9.9 mn tons, grain by 15% up to 12.3 mn tons, coke up 5.9% to 5.7 mn tons.
Construction cargo loading down 2.3% to 61.7 mn tons, and soda and chemicals down 1.8% to 12.2 mn tons.
Rail cargo throughput during January-June 2021 made 1,302.8 bn tons per km, up 5.2% year-on-year.
In June, Russian Railways loaded 107 mn tons of cargo, up 10.2% month-on-month.
Cargo throughput in June amounted to 268.8 bn tons per km, up 6.9% year-on-year.