The transport enterprises of Ukraine (excluding the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as part of the JFO area) in January-July 2019 increased freight transportation by 8.5% compared to the same period of 2018, to 386.5 million tonnes, the State Statistics Service has reported.
According to its data, freight turnover for the period rose by 2.6%, to 196.3 billion tonne-kilometers.
According to statistics, in January-July 2019 rail transportation inside the country and for exports amounted to 152.1 million tonnes of cargo, which is 0.9% less than in January-July 2018.
Transportation of timber cargo decreased by 59.5%, construction materials by 22.8%, scrap metal by 16.4%, coke by 13.7%, coal by 5.7%, ferrous metals by 4.0%, and cement by 5.8%.
At the same time, transportation of oil and petroleum products rose by 6.4%, iron and manganese ore by 4.7%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 24%, grain and cereals by 24.8%.
In the total volume of cargo transportation by sea overseas accounted for 46.9%.
The volume of cargo transported by pipeline in January-July 2019 grew compared with January-July 2018. Thus, ammonia transportation increased by 8.3%, gas transportation by 1.4%. At the same time, oil pumping and oil transit decreased by 10.1% and 12.9% respectively. Ammonia transit increased by 7%, gas transit by 4.4%.