In January 2022, Russian Railways loaded 104.1 mn tons of cargo, up 3% year-on-year and 3.8% down month-on-month. Most of the commodities demonstrated a negative month-on-month trend.
Coal loading increased by 3.1% year-on-year up to 31.8 mn tons. Oil and products, Russian Railways’ second most important cargo in terms of volume, was up 8.2% to 19.5 mn tons. Ferrous and manganese ore increased by 0.2% up to 120 mn tons.
Ferrous metals were up 5.6% to 6.1 mn tons, cement up 5.7% to 1.3 mn tons, chemicals and soda up 3.7% to 2.1 mn tons, and coke up 6.3% to 0.973 mn tons.
Construction cargo loading increased by 4% to 8.4 mn tons, industrial and forming materials by 18.4% to 2.7 mn tons.
Other commodities declined. Ferrous and manganese ore was down 1.1% year-on-year to 9.7 mn tons, chemical and mineral fertilizers down 3.2% to 5.5 mn tons, timber and logs down 13.4% to 2.9 mn tons.
Grain loading dropped 30.9% down to 1.9 mn tons.
Rail cargo throughput during the first month of 2022 made 224.6 bn tons per km, up 6% year-on-year.