Russian Railways have reported a 12.2% year-on-year increase in rail container traffic during January-November 2021. All in all, more than 5.9 mn TEU was carried during the period under report.
Domestic container traffic grew by 6.2% up to 2.25 mn TEU, export was up 8% to 1.43 mn TEU, import up 13.5% 1.27 mn TEU, while transit surged 1.4-fold up to 977.5 thousand TEU.
Laden container traffic made some 4.2 mn TEU, up 16.9% year-on-year.
Commodity-wise, containerized grains grew the most, up 2.4-fold to 23 thousand TEU. Non-ferrous ore and raw sulphur were up 1.4-fold up to 36.4 thousand TEU, and potatoes, vegetables and fruit up 1.5-fold to 10.3 thousand TEU.
Consumer goods were up 27.8% to 460.6 thousand TEU, hardware up 28.7% to 391.5 thousand TEU, machinery, engines and equipment up 28% to 343.6 thousand TEU, vehicles and parts up 12.5% to 249.7 thousand TEU.
Containerized chemicals and soda were up 8% to 685.7 thousand TEU, timber and woodwork up 10.1% to 547.7 thousand TEU, ferrous metals up 21.9% up to 226 thousand TEU, other and LCL cargo up 33.8% to 160.2 thousand TEU, and non-ferrous metals up 5.5% to 140.5 thousand TEU.
Construction cargo transportation increased by 18.4% up to 138.3 thousand TEU, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 26.4% to 44 thousand TEU, fish by 30.2% up to 26 thousand TEU, and other food products by 18.5% up to 179.5 thousand TEU.
Containerized paper declined marginally by 0.2% to 293 thousand TEU, oil and products were down 11.7% to 65.4 thousand TEU, metal structures down 6.2% to 14.3 thousand TEU, and meal and flour down 0.4% to 9.6 up thousand TEU.