Growth in freight transport after the first half of 2018


In June, 20.8 million tons of cargo were transported by rail. This is 3.7% more than last year. Comparing the first half of 2018 to the first six months of 2017, the increase in the transported mass is 8.5%.

Comparing year-on-year, in June the value of transport and operation performance also increased - by 6.8% and 8.6%, respectively. In the first six months of 2018, a total of nearly 124 million tons was transported by rail, transport work exceeded 29.1 billion ton-km, and operational performance nearly 43 million km. These values in comparison to the first half of 2017 are higher by 8.5%, nearly 13% and 14.5% respectively.

Railway operators transported for the six months of this year by 9.7 million tons more than in the same period last year. Operational performance has increased the most.

Detailed data are available here.


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