In January 2021, cargo transportation in Ukraine fell by 2.2% to 42.8 million tons compared to January last year, according to the State Statistics Service.

In January, rail transportation decreased by 7.6% to 22.1 million tons, road transportation by 1.9% to 12.7 million tons y-o-y.

Water transportation dropped by 12.2% to 0.2 million tons, while pipe transportation and air transportation increased, by 16.6% to 7.8 million tons and by 34.8% to 0.01 million tons respectively.

As GMC Center reported earlier, cargo transportation by all means of transport fell by 11.2% in 2020.

In January 2021, Ukrainian steelmakers increased railway shipments of finished products by 9.8% to 1.83 million tons compared to January 2020, according to the data of the Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) JSC’s Main Information and Computing Center published on the Open Data Portal.

In the first month of the year, shipments of metal products increased in all segments. Specifically:

In January, export traffic amounted to 78.8% of the total shipments, followed by internal shipments (13.7%) and transit shipments (5.5%).

Over the month in general, the Ukrainian Railways reduced cargo transportation by 7.6% to 22.09 million tons compared to 2020. The share of iron and steel in the total volume of cargoes shipped was 8.3%.

GMK Center reports that in 2020, steelmakers decreased railroad shipments of finished products by 4.2% to 20.5 million tons compared to 2019. Export traffic increased by 4.5% to 15.1 million tons, and transit shipments increased by 4.3% to 1.2 million tons. Other segments show a decline.

In 2020, cargo transportation in Ukraine decreased by 11.2% to 600 million tons against 2019, according to the State Statistics Service.

In December, a decline in cargo transportation volume slowed down:

In 2020, rail transportation decreased by 2.4% to 305.5 million tons, road transportation by 21.7% to 191.3 thousand tons against 2019.

Water transportation dropped by 8.3% to 5.6 million tons, pipe transportation by 13.5% to 97.5 million tons, and air transportation by 6.7% to 0.1 million tons.

As GMC Center reported earlier, cargo transportation by all means of transport grew by 2.1% in 2019.