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18 October 2019

Russia Transport Efficiency Performance Indicators for the Third Quarter of 2019

According to the IA RZD-partner.ru materials, with link to informations provided by the Federal Service of State Statistics, Russia transport companies hauled about 4.2 billion ton-kilometers of freight turnover, which is 1% more than the year before.

Breakdown by means of transportation is given below.

 Freight turnoverShare in overall turnover
Railway transport1 947.3 billion ton-kilometers ↑ 0.9%46.2%
Motor Vehicle201.2 billion ton-kilometers ↑ 4.7%4.7%
Inland water-borne transport51.6 billion ton-kilometers ↓ 4.2%1.2%
Marin transport28.1 billion ton-kilometers ↓ 16.1%0.6%
Transportation by air5.4 billion ton-kilometers ↓ 5.9%0.1%
Pipeline transport1 993.4 billion ton-kilometers ↑ 1%45.2%

Railway Freight Transportation

According to RZD data, freight transportation by rail in January-September 2019 reached 956.5 million tons of freight (↓ 0.9% as compared to 2018). The loading volumes in September 2019 increased by 1% as compared to 2018 and reached 106 million tons of freight.

In the reporting period the freight specification by rail is:
(compared with data of 2018)

Coal – 276.4 million tons ↓0.9%
Petroleum and petroleum products – 172.7 million ton ↓1.9%
Iron and manganese ore – 89.2 million ton ↑3.2%
Construction supplies – 95.3 million tons ↓0.4%
Ferrous metals – 55.6 million tons ↓5.4%
Chemical and mineral fertilizers – 45.5 million tons ↑3.1%
Timber –32.4 million tons ↓6.8%
Cement – 20.8 million tons ↑5.5%
Chemicals and soda – 19.5 million tons ↓1.5%
Grains and milled products – 14.7million tons ↓26.2%
Non-ferrous ores and sulfuric raw materials – 14.7 million tons ↓3.1%
Ferrous metal scrap – 11.4 million tons ↓1.6%
Coke – 8.1 million tons ↓1.9%

Freight turnover in September 2019 amounted to 212.6 billion tariff ton-kilometers, ↑1.3%.
Freight turnover including empty wagon runs increased by 2.5% and reached 269 billion ton-km.