Transport enterprises of Ukraine increase cargo transportation by 9%
The transport enterprises of Ukraine in January-October 2019 increased cargo transportation by 8.8% compared to the same period in 2018, to 561.6 million tonnes, according to the State Statistics Service. According to its data, freight turnover of carriers for the specified period increased by 2.2%, to 282.3 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistical data, in January-October 2019 some 220.2 million tonnes of goods were transported by rail within the country and for export, which is 1.1% less than in January-October 2018.
Transportation of timber decreased by 59.4%, construction materials by 21%, scrap metal by 18%, coke by 9.3%, cement by 5.6%, coal by 4.2%, and ferrous metals by 3.4%.
At the same time, transportation of iron and manganese ore rose by 3.2%, oil and petroleum products by 0.1%, grain and cereal by 23.9%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 32.9%.
In the total volume of cargo transportation by water, foreign traffic accounted for 41.5%. The volume of foreign cargo transportation decreased by 1.2%.
In January-October 2019, compared with January-October 2018, the volume of cargo transportation by pipelines increased. So, transportation of ammonia grew by 10.6%, gas by 0.6%. Ammonia transit was up by 11.1%, gas by 1.7%. Along with this, oil pumping and transit decreased by 1.9% and 4.3% respectively.