Russian Railways have reported an 11.6% year-on-year increase in rail container traffic during January-February 2022. All in all, more than 1.76 mn TEU was carried during the period under report.
Domestic container traffic grew by 8.2% up to 400 thousand TEU, export was up 4.7% to 255.5 thousand TEU, import up 28.6% 254.8 thousand TEU, and transit up 8.4% to 165.5 thousand TEU.
Laden container traffic made some 749.8 thousand TEU, up 12.7% year-on-year.
Commodity-wise, containerized fish grew the most, up 1.7-fold to 5.2 thousand TEU and chemical and mineral fertilizers, up 1.6-fold to 9.9 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.
Containerized chemicals and soda grew by 6% to 127.7 thousand TEU, timber and woodwork by 12.9% to 88.5 thousand TEU, paper by 7% to 64.2 thousand TEU, ferrous metals by 2.2% to 39.7 thousand TEU.
Consumer goods were up 10.8% to 78.6 thousand TEU, hardware up 15.7% to 68.7 thousand TEU, vehicles and parts up 6.2% to 43.5 thousand TEU, construction cargo up 36.7% to 22.8 thousand TEU.
Containerized non-ferrous metals transportation increased by 29.4% to 7.1 thousand TEU, metal structures by 4.5% to 2.1 thousand TEU, other and LCL cargo by 35.8% to 29.3 thousand TEU.
Oil products transportation in containers grew by 7.1% year-on-year to make 11.8 thousand TEU in January-February 2022.
Grain was up 13.9% to 7.1 thousand TEU, potatoes, vegetables and fruit up 28.3% to 21 thousand TEU, meal and flour up 0.4% to 1.6 up thousand TEU, and other food products up 33% to 30.5 thousand TEU.
The only containerizes commodity that demonstrated a negative trend in January-February 2022 were non-ferrous metals, down 1% to 24.7 thousand TEU.