During January-July 2021, Russian Railways loaded 740.7 mn tons of cargo, up 4.5% year-on-year.
Coal loading increased by 9.9% up to 215.5 mn tons. Oil and products, Russian Railways’ second most important cargo in terms of volume, was up 0.9% to 124.3 mn tons. Ferrous and manganese ore increased by 0.5% up to 70 mn tons.
Ferrous metals were up 2.4% to 40 mn tons, timber and logs up 2.8% up to 25.4 mn tons, cement up 7.8% to 15.1 mn tons, ferrous metal scrap up 29.9% to 9.5 mn tons.
Industrial and forming materials loading grew by 7.8% up to 20.2 mn tons, chemical and mineral fertilizers 3.6% to 37.9 mn tons, grain by 9.7% up to 13.6 mn tons, coke up 5.7% to 6.7 mn tons.
Construction cargo loading was down 3% to 73.6 mn tons, and soda and chemicals down 0.7% to 14.1 mn tons, non-ferrous ore and raw suphfur down 0.2% to 11.6 mn tons
Rail cargo throughput during January-July 2021 made 1.520.4 bn tons per km, up 5% year-on-year.
In July, Russian Railways loaded 108 mn tons of cargo, up 4.1% year-on-year.
Cargo throughput in July amounted to 217.2 bn tons per km, up 3.7% year-on-year.