Cargo transportation by Ukrainian transport companies reduced by 6.5% to 356.1 million tons and their cargo turnover reduced by 10.1% to 177.8 billion ton-kilometers in January-June 2013, compared with the first half of 2012, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports, citing data from the State Statistics Service.

Cargo transportation by rail reduced by 7.1% to 208.7 million tons. Cargo transportation increased by 2.2% on the Southwestern railway, but it reduced on all other railways: by 0.1% on the Prydniprovska railway, 2.5% on the Lvov railway, 9.5% on the Southern railway, 7% on the Odessa railway, and 8.3% on Donetsk railway.

Transportation of timber increased by 9.9%, ferrous scrap metals by 5.5%, iron and manganese ores by 2.4%, and cement by 0.1%. Transportation of construction materials reduced by 1.9%, ferrous metals by 0.4%, coke by 4.1%, bituminous coal by 5.2%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 6.9%, grain and milled products by 28.9%, and crude oil and petroleum products by 15.2%.

According to the State Statistics Service, cargo transportation by sea and river in Ukraine reduced by 30.9% to 2.2 million tons. Transshipment of goods at merchant and fishing ports as well as at industrial berths (sea and river) reduced by 8.1% to 71.9 million tons. Transshipment of import goods increased by 4.5%. Transshipment of domestic goods reduced by 13.7%, transshipment of transit goods by 16.8%, and transshipment of export goods by 6.6%.

The number of vessels processed reduced by 11.3% to 6,700.

Trucking enterprises transported 82.5 million tons of cargo (including transportation by individual-entrepreneurs), which is 1.8% less than they transported one year ago. Their cargo turnover reduced by 0.9% to 18.5 billion ton-kilometers.

Cargo transportation by air totaled 50,000 tons in the first half of this year, which is 8.1% less than in the first half of 2012.