Business news from Ukraine

Ukrzaliznytsia increased cargo transportation by 33.8%

5 December , 2023  

In November 2023, Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ) transported 14 million tons of cargo, up 33.8% over the same period in 2022 and 4% over October 2023, the UZ press service said on Tuesday.

“It is important that, in addition to domestic transportation, exports, which are critically important for our country, have begun to grow. Thanks to the work of the Ukrainian sea corridor, grain exports have also increased,” said Yevhen Lyashchenko, chairman of the board of UZ.

According to UZ, these are record figures since the beginning of the large-scale invasion.

According to UZ, in November 2023, the company transported 7.3 million tons of cargo on domestic routes, which is 19% more than in November 2022. Export traffic increased by 56.2% to 6 million tons, import traffic by 35.4% to 679 thousand tons, and transit traffic by 2.2 times to 65.5 thousand tons.

It is noted that the largest share of the transported cargo is grain – 3 million tons (+13% by November 2022), construction materials – 3 million tons (+61.8%), iron and manganese ore – 3 million tons (+2.5 times), coal – 2 million tons (7.7% less).

At the same time, in November, 2.4 million tons of grain were exported by rail, which is 13% more than in November 2022 and 40.4% more than in October 2023.

The company also reported that grain transportation to seaports amounted to 1.7 mln tons in November, up 1.7 times compared to the previous month. At the same time, transportation via land border crossings decreased by 4.2% to 720 thsd tonnes.