The transport enterprises of Ukraine in January-June 2019 increased freight transportation by 8.2% compared to the same period of 2018, to 328.5 million tonnes, the State Statistics Service has reported. According to its data, freight turnover for the period rose by 3%, to 167.5 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistics, in January-June 2019 rail transportation inside the country and for exports amounted to 129.9 million tonnes of cargo, which is 0.6% less than in January-June 2018.
Transportation of timber cargo decreased by 59.3%, construction materials by 24.9%, scrap metal by 13.3%, coke by 12.7%, coal by 4.9%, ferrous metals by 2.9%, and cement by 6.1%.
At the same time, transportation of oil and petroleum products rose by 3.2%, iron and manganese ore by 5.6%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 17.7%, grain and cereals by 23.6%.
The volume of cargo transported by pipeline in January-June 2019 grew compared with January-June 2018. Thus, ammonia transportation increased by 12.4%, gas transportation by 1.9%. At the same time, oil pumping decreased by 9.3%. Ammonia transit increased by 10.9%, gas transit by 6.1%. Oil transit fell by 12.1%.