Transport enterprises of Ukraine in January-April 2019 increased cargo transportation by 9.1% compared to January-April 2018, to 218.7 million tonnes. The State Statistics Service said freight turnover for this period increased by 2.8%, to 110.2 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistical data, in January-March 2019, some 86.2 million tonnes of cargo were transported by rail within the country and for exports, which is 0.4% less than in January-April 2018.
Transportation of timber decreased by 59.9%, construction materials by 24%, scrap ferrous metals by 17.7%, coke by 9.2%, ferrous metals by 3.9%, and coal by 4%. At the same time, transportation of iron and manganese ore grew by 3.8%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 4%, grain and cereals by 19.9%, oil and petroleum products by 6.8%, and cement by 10.9%.
In January-April 2019 compared with the same period last year, the volume of cargo transported by pipelines increased. Thus, gas pumping fell by 0.4%, oil rose by 5.5%, gas transit grew by 5.6%, and oil grew by 5.7%. Pumping and transit of ammonia increased 20.8% and 17.7%, respectively.