Transport companies in Ukraine (excluding those in the Crimea, Sevastopol, and parts of the Donbass) reduced transportation of goods by 21% to 280 million tons in the period of January-June 2015, compared with the period of January-June 2014. The press service of the State Statistics Service announced this in a statement, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports.

The cargo turnover of transport companies reduced by 17.7% to 147 billion ton-kilometers during this period.

Transportation of goods by rail reduced by 19.3% to 165.1 million tons. Transportation of grain and milled products increased by 24.5% and transportation of timber by 2.5%. Transportation of cement reduced by 6.3%, transportation of iron and manganese ores reduced by 4.5%, transportation of building materials by 15.7%, transportation of ferrous metals by 29.7%, transportation of ferrous scrap by 9%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 9.9%, coal by 45.8%, coke by 36.7%, and oil and petroleum products by 34.4%.

Cargo transportation by sea and river increased 6.8% to 2.4 million tons in Ukraine.

The volume of cargo transshipment in the commercial and fishing ports as well as at industrial berths (sea and river) increased by 5.5% to 73.2 million tons. Transshipment of export cargo increased by 1% and transshipment of transit cargo fell by 13.8%. Transshipment of domestic cargo increased 4.1 times and transshipment of import cargo by 33.3%.

Road transport companies transported 65.4 million tons of cargo, which is 28.3% less than they transported in January-June 2014.

Cargo transportation by air reduced by 5.9% to 0.03 million tons.