Transport enterprises in Ukraine, excluding enterprises in the Crimea and part of the conflict zone on eastern Ukraine, reduced cargo transportation by 11.7% to 546.8 million tons in the period of January-November 2015, compared with the corresponding period of 2014, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports, citing the State Statistics Service.
The cargo turnover of Ukrainian transport enterprises reduced by 6.5% to 289.5 billion ton-kilometers during this period.
Cargo transportation by rail reduced by 10.8% to 318.7 million tons. Transportation of grain and milled products increased by 16.3% and transportation of iron and manganese ore by 0.4%. Transportation of timber and cement reduced by 0.8%, building materials by 17.4%, ferrous metals by 15.3%, ferrous scrap by 19.3%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 13.5%, bituminous coal by 25.4%, coke by 17.3%, and crude oil and oil products by 18.9%.
Cargo transportation by Ukrainian sea and river fleets increased by 7.8% to 6 million tons. The volume of cargo transshipment in commercial and fishing ports, as well as at industrial berths (sea and river) in the country, increased by 2.3% to 136.7 million tons. Transshipment of export goods increased by 0.7%, transhipment of transit cargo reduced by 16.5%, transhipment of domestic cargoes increased by 70%, and transshipment of import cargoes increased by 12.6%.
Trucking companies transported 133.9 million tons of cargo in January-November, which which is 19.5% less than in January-November 2014.
Ukrainian airline companies transported 0.1 million tons tons of cargo in January-November, which is 14.8% less less than they transported in in January-November 2014.