Transport enterprises of Ukraine (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as part of Donbas) in January and February 2019 increased cargo transportation by 5.9% compared to January and February 2018, to 103.1 million tonnes.
The State Statistics Service said freight turnover for this period increased by 2.9%, to 52.1 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistical data, in January and February 2019 some 40.5 million tonnes of cargo were transported by rail within the country and for exports, which is 4.2% less than in January and February 2018.
Transportation of scrap ferrous metals decreased by 55.6%, timber by 55.2%, construction materials by 35.2%, coke by 12.7%, ferrous metals by 9.8%, cement by 6.7%, coal by 1.7%. At the same time, transportation of iron and manganese ore grew by 0.7%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 1.4%, grain and cereals by 19.5%, and oil and petroleum products by 24.8%.
In the total volume of cargo transportation by sea overseas accounted for 76.9%. The volume of overseas cargo transportation in the reporting period decreased by 21.6% compared with January and February 2018.
In January and February 2019 compared with the same period last year, the volume of cargo transported by pipelines increased. Thus, gas pumping grew by 5.7%, oil – by 2.8%, gas transit – by 15%, and oil – by 3.1%. Pumping and transit of ammonia increased 21.4% and 18.1%, respectively.