Transport companies in Ukraine in January 2018 decreased transportation of goods by 13.4% compared to January 2017, to 45.2 million tonnes.
According to the State Statistics Service, freight turnover for this period decreased by 9.3%, to 25.7 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistical data, in January 2018 railways transported 21.4 million tonnes of cargo within the country and for exports, which is 5.2% less than in January 2017. Transportation of coal decreased by 30.7%, oil and petroleum products by 26.4%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 20.5%, coke by 18.3%, grain and flour by 12.5%, ferrous metal by 7.7% and timber by 5.6%. Iron and manganese ore transportation grew by 8.5%, cement – by 12.2%, scrap ferrous metals by 21.3% and construction materials by 47.5%.
In the total volume of cargo transportation by water transport, foreign traffic accounted for 88.3%. Compared to January 2017, the volume of foreign cargo shipments increased by 54.1%.
In January 2018, the volume of cargo transportation through pipelines fell. Thus, gas pumping fell by 24.2%, oil by 15.5%. Transit of oil decreased 21.2%, gas 32%.
Transportation of goods by air in January 2018 grew by 25.1%, to 100,000 tonnes.