Railcar loadings in the Russian Railways’ rail network reduced by 3.6% to 1.13 billion tons in the first 11 months of 2022, compared with the same period in 2021. Railcar loadings fell by 4.1% to 103.5 million tons in November. The pace of decline, which fell to 3% in October, accelerated slightly in November, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Kommersant publication.

Coal loading reduced by 5.1% to 323.2 million tons in the first 11 months of 2022. The volume of transportation of export coal to seaports increased by 0.6% in November.

The cargoes with the biggest drops in November were ferrous metal scrap (down by 30.8%), timber (32.3%), and coke (36.4%). The volume of transportation of ferrous metals on the Russian Railways also reduced by 16.4% in November.

Russian Railways announced in October that it expected a 5% reduction in transport volumes this year.