The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) transported 10,787,000 tons of cargo in August 2022, which is 469,000 tons or 4.5% more than it transported in July. 

Valerii Tkachev, the deputy director of Ukrzaliznytsia’s department of commercial operations, announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Rail Insider publication. 

According to him, the share of grain in the total volume of cargo transported by Ukrzaliznytsia increased to 18.7%. 

In total, Ukrzaliznytsia transported 2,087,000 tons of grain cargoes in August. This is 41.6% more than the volume it transported in July. 

Agricultural products intended for export accounted for the lion's share (1,600,000 tons) of the total volume, out of which 805,000 tons were exported through overland border crossings and 795,000 through seaports. 

The volume of grain loaded onto railcars per day increased to 56,000 tons on average during the month, and the largest volume (91,000 tons) was loaded on 31 August. The Ukrzaliznytsia representative expressed the hope that this indicator will cross the 100,000-ton mark in September. 

As reported earlier, Ukrzaliznytsia transported 24% more cargo in July than it transported in March this year.