Russian Railways have reported a 10.1% year-on-year increase in rail container traffic during January 2022. All in all, more 545.2 thousand TEU was carried during the period under report.
Domestic container traffic grew by 10.1% up to 204.1 thousand TEU, export was up 5.4% to 133.4 thousand TEU, import up 16.8% 121.5 thousand TEU, and transit up 9.1% to 186.2 thousand TEU.
Laden container traffic made 376.5 thousand TEU, up 10.7% year-on-year.
Commodity-wise, containerized chemical and mineral fertilizers grew the most, up 1.8-fold to 5.7 thousand TEU. Fish was up 1.8-fold to 2.4 thousand TEU, and grains up 1.6-fold to 4.2 thousand TEU.
Containerized chemicals and soda transportation grew by 0,7% to up 64 thousand TEU, timber and woodwork by 16.3% up to 43.9 thousand TEU, paper by 4.3% up to 34.5 thousand TEU.
Consumer goods were up 2.4% to 38.3 thousand TEU, hardware up 11.6% to 33.7 thousand TEU, machinery, vehicles and parts up 3.1% to 22.3 thousand TEU, non-ferrous metals up 2.1% to 12.9 thousand TEU, and construction cargo up 38.4% to 10.5 thousand TEU.
Non-ferrous ore and raw sulphur transportation increased by 38.4% up to 42 thousand TEU, potatoes, vegetables and fruit by 26.1% up to 1.1 thousand TEU, other food products by 35.7% up to 14.5 thousand TEU.
Metal structures were up 8.4% up to 1.1 thousand TEU, oil products up 19.3% to 6.3 thousand TEU, other and LCL cargo up30.8% to 144.5 thousand TEU.
Ferrous metals declined by 0.6% down to 20.4 thousand TEU, meal and flour by 13% down to 0.7 thousand TEU.
Month-on-month, most of the commodities were down in January 2022, with the exception of chemical and mineral fertilizers, paper, non-ferrous metals and grains.