According to RZD‘s latest data, in January the volume of loading amounted to 99.2 million tons, which is -4.8% compared to -5.3% and -4.1% in December and November, Railway Supply magazine reports.

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RZD loading is one of the key leading indicators of the state of affairs in the industry. In plus, there are only two positions in January: grain: 22.5%, and construction cargo: 8.1%, in which most of them are crushed stone.

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Positions in the red:
– coal: -4.3% vs. -4.6% in December
– oil and oil products: -4.9% vs. -0.7%
– coke: -5.1%
– iron ore: -1.4%
– fertilizers: -5.4%
– ferrous metals: -10.6%
– cement: -11.8%
– timber cargo: -29.9%
– non-ferrous ore: -7.4%
– chemicals and soda: -14.6%
– scrap metal: -39.1%
– containers: -2.8%
– industrial raw materials: -24.4%

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