Sverdlovsk Railways handle 25% fewer building materials in January

11 February 2015 (13:17)

February 11, 2015. Sverdlovsk Railways’ freight turnover rose by 7.3% in January 2015 compared with January 2014 and amounted to 17.05bn ton-kilometers. At the same time, the amount of cargo consisting of building materials dropped by nearly 25% and came to 1m tons, Sverdlovsk Railways’ press service reports.

Besides, scrap metal and ferrous metals shipments declined by 16%, industrial raw material and molding material shipments declined by 12%, and coke, chemical and mineral fertilizers, and non-ferrous ore and sulfur stuffs shipments declined by 11.3%, 8.8%, and0.4%, respectively.

At the same time, oil and mineral product shipments rose by 14.3% and amounted to 3.7m tons, ferrous metal shipments rose by 11.8%, and timber, iron and manganese ore, cement, and chemicals shipments rose by 10.2%, 5.8%, 4.7%, and 1.5%, respectively.

Mineral product shipments reached Sverdlovsk Region’s record-setting 118,100,000 kg a day in January 2015. The all-time low was hit on January 24, when 140,000,000 were shipped.

Sverdlovsk Region’s overall shipments came to 10.6m tons in January 2015, which was 0.9% better than a year earlier. The average daily load came to 342,700,000 kg.

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