According to Russian Railways, the loading of cargo designated for export via Russian sea ports made 29.4 mn tons during January 2022 decreasing 1.2% year-on-year and 0.7% month-on-month.
49.2% of the entire volume was coal, oil and products accounted for 25.5% of the total export rail freight, ferrous metals for 6.8%, fertilizers for 6.7%, ore for 2.7%, and grain for 2.1% of the total.
Oil products loaded for export via Russia’s Far East ports increased by 7.3% year-on-year up to 7.5 mn tons, fertilizers by 13.6% up to 2 mn tons, chemicals by 18.5% to 150 thousand tons.
11.9 mn tons of export cargo, down 7.3% year-on-year, was designated for the North-West sea ports. The Southern region ports accounted for 8.4 mn tons, up 11.5% year-on-year, due to a 1.5-fold increase in coal loading and a 25.7% increase in oil and product. Cargo volume loaded for export via the ports of the Russian Far East made 9.1 mn tons, down 7.4% year-on-year.