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Container traffic on network owned by Russian Railways increased by 16% in 2020 to set new record of 5.8 million TEUs

13 january 2021

In 2020, about 5,800,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of loaded and empty containers were transported on the network owned by Russian Railways on all types of route, 15.9% more than in 2019. More than 2.3 million TEUs were shipped on domestic routes, an increase of 11.6%, while about 1.5 million TEUs were dispatched for export, up by 13.5%, more than 1.2 million TEUs were imported, a rise of 15.6%, and over 800,000 transit TEUs were shipped, a jump of 37.6%.

 

The number of loaded containers sent on all types of route increased by 17.8% and amounted to about 4 million TEUs or 56.2 million tons of freight transported, up by 18.1%. The following categories of freight were shipped in 2020. Figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to 2019.

 

  • chemicals and soda – 700,800 TEUs (+ 24.2%);
  • timber – 540,500 (+ 5.4%);
  • paper – 354,900 (+ 14.3%);
  • industrial goods – 398.200 (+ 28.5%);
  • hardware – 336.800 (+ 17%);
  • machines, machine tools, engines – 297,100 (+ 28.9%);
  • automobiles and components – 246,800 (-1.1%);
  • ferrous metals – 205,800 (+ 46.2%);
  • non-ferrous metals – 147,300 (+ 28.5%);
  • miscellaneous and consolidated cargo – 132,800 (+ 21.3%);
  • oil and petroleum products – 81,200 (-6.8%);
  • construction materials – 127,100 (+ 12.4%);
  • chemical and mineral fertilisers – 41,800 (+ 9.4%);
  • non-ferrous ore and sulfphur feedstock – 29,500 (+ 44.7%);
  • metal structures – 16,500 (-9.3%);
  • fabricated metals – 16,500. (-9.3%);
  • fish – 21,800 (-1%);
  • grain – 12,100 (+ 49.2%);
  • milled products – 10,700 (+ 9.5%);
  • potatoes, vegetables, fruits – 7,800 (an increase of 1.6 times);
  • sugar – 4,000 (+ 36.1%);
  • salt – 1,400 (+ 2.5%);
  • miscellaneous food products – 166,500 (+ 33.1%)

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