Russian Railways have reported a 0,5% year-on-year increase in rail container traffic during January-September 2022. All in all, 4.8 mn TEU was carried during the period under report. Domestic container traffic grew by 3.6% up to 1.88 mn TEU.
Laden container traffic made 3.4 mn tons, level with January-September 2021.
Commodity-wise, containerized chemical and mineral fertilizers grew the most, up 2.4-fold to 93.4 thousand TEU.
Containerized food products also grew. Grain transportation increased by 42.4% up to 28.2 thousand TEU, fish by 37.9% up to 27.3 thousand TEU, meat and butter by 14.2% up to 20.4 thousand TEU, potatoes, vegetables and fruit by 5.3%, meal and flour by 8% up to 8.5 thousand TEU, other food products by 27.8% up to 177.1 thousand TEU.
Chemicals and soda were up 3% to 577.1 thousand TEU, paper up 5.6% to 275.7 thousand TEU, other and LCL up 7.3% to 136.1 thousand TEU, construction cargo up 20% to 134.2 thousand TEU.
Containerized oil products grew by 8.1% up to 58.4 thousand TEU, and non-ferrous ore and raw sulphur materials by 0.4% up to 27.5 thousand TEU.
Other commodities demonstrated a downward trend.
Timber and woodwork declined by 1.7% down to 445.6 thousand tons, consumer goods by 12.1% down to 318.7 thousand TEU, hardware by 10.6% down to 279 thousand TEU, machinery, engines and equipment by 7.7% down to 255.3 thousand TEU, vehicles and parts by 26.7% down to 153 thousand TEU, ferrous metals by 3.6% down to 176.1 thousand TEU, and non-ferrous metals by 12.6% down to 100.2 thousand TEU.