Russian rails carry 9.3% more freight in Jan-Oct - RZD
MOSCOW. Nov 8 (Interfax) - Railways in Russia hauled 9.3% more freight year-on-year in January-October, increasing volume to 1.002 billion tonnes, Russian Railways (RZD) reported.
Freightage increased 8.5% to 1.665 trillion tonne/kilometers.
It increased 6.7% to 106.8 million tonnes year-on-year in October. Four percent more coke was transported by rail, 19.2% more oil and oil products, 3.3% more iron and manganese ore, 6% more ferrous metals, 13.2% more chemical and mineral fertilizer, 14.2% more cement, 14.2% more construction cargo, 14.3% more goods in containers, and 4.9% more chemicals and soda.
Russia's rails carried 1.5% less coal year-on-year in October, 4.3% less ferrous metal scrap, 4.1% less timber, and 27.6% less grain and milled goods.
Monthly RZD results for Jan-Oct:
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