8 Dec 2023 09:39

Ukrainian Railways ships more grain for export

MOSCOW. Dec 8 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) shipped 2.4 million tonnes of grain for export in November, 13% more than a year earlier and 40.4% more than in the previous month, Ukrainian media reported, citing a statement from the company.

Grain shipments to seaports jumped 70% month-on-month to 1.7 million tonnes, while shipments through overland border crossings slumped by 4.2% to 0.72 million tonnes.

Overall grain shipments, for both the domestic market and export, rose 13% year-on-year to 3 million tonnes.

Ukrzaliznytsia carried a total of 14.1 million tonnes of freight in November, 33.8% more than a year earlier. Domestic shipments grew by 19% year-on-year to 7.3 million tonnes, export shipments jumped 56.2% to 6 million tonnes, import shipments rose 35.4% to 679,000 tonnes and transit shipments totalled 65,500 tonnes.

It was reported earlier that Ukrzaliznytsia increased shipments of grain and milled products by 5.8% year-on-year to 24.26 million tonnes in the first ten months of 2023, including 17.55 million tonnes for export, 0.7% less than a year earlier.

Railway shipments to ports fell 15% to 10.46 million tonnes in the ten months, while shipments to overland border crossings grew by 31% to 7.09 million tonnes.

Grain shipments to ports have been growing since August thanks to the opening of a temporary marine corridor at ports in Greater Odessa, Ukrzaliznytsia said earlier.