Ukrainian transport enterprises increased cargo transportation by 2.9% to 240.1 million tons in January-April 2014, compared with January-April 2013, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports, citing the State Statistics Service.

The cargo turnover of Ukrainian transport enterprises reduced by 2.8% to 114.2 billion ton-kilometers in January-April. Cargo transportation by rail increased by 1.2% to 136.2 million tons, including an increase of 0.3% in cargo shipments.

Shipment of grain and milled products increased by 28.2%, timber by 12.9%, ferrous metals by 2.3%, cement by 7.5%, bituminous coal by 3.9%, and iron and manganese ores by 0.9%.

Shipment of construction materials reduced by 8.7%, coke by 12.2%, crude oil and petroleum products by 24%, ferrous scrap metal by 30.9 %, and chemical and mineral fertilizers by 23.4%.

According to the State Statistics Service, cargo transportation by Ukrainian sea and river fleets reduced by 2.2% to 1.2 million tons in January-April 2014.

The volume of cargo transshipment at the country’s commercial and fishing ports, as well as at industrial berths (sea and river) increased by 7% to 46.8 million tons. Transshipment of import goods reduced by 15.4%, transshipment of export goods increased by 17.7%, transshipment of domestic cargo reduced by 55.7%, and transshipment of transit cargo reduced by 7.5%.

In addition, according to the State Statistics Service, trucking companies transported 61.2 million tons of cargo (including the volume transported by individual entrepreneurs) in January-April 2014, which is 17.3% more than they transported in January-April 2013. Their cargo turnover increased by 7.7% to 12.6 billion ton-kilometers.

Ukrainian airline companies transported 20,500 tons of cargo in January-April 2014, which is 41.7 % less than they transported in January-April 2013.