Railway freight in Russia grows 11% in Jan-Aug
MOSCOW. Sept 3 (Interfax) - Freight moved by rail in Russia increased 11% year-on-year to 793 million tonnes in January-August, OJSC Russian Railways (RZD) said, citing preliminary figures.
Freight turnover was also up 11% year-on-year - to 1.321 trillion paid tonne/kilometers.
Freight haulage grew 11.3% year-on-year in January-July 2010.
Freight was up 5.3% year-on-year at 105 million tonnes in August alone. Freight turnover grew 1% in August to 172 billion tonne-km.
Russian rails carried 11% more oil and oil products in August, 10% more ferrous metals, 12% more ferrous metal scrap, 10.6% more chemical and mineral fertilizers, 11.5% more cement, 9.7% more timber, 11.3% more construction cargo, 10.8% more chemicals and soda, and 6.8% more grain and milled products.
Russian rail freight in Jan-August 2010:
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Source: RZD, preliminary data