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During the month, 9.15 million tons of cargo were shipped by rail

In April 2022, state-run Ukrainian railway company Ukrzaliznytsia increased cargo shipping by 14.4% compared to the previous month, up to 9.15 million tons, Rail.Insider reported.

Compared to April 2021, rail freight decreased by 64.9%. In January-April, Ukrzaliznytsia shipped 65.1 million tons f freight, which is 31.8% less than in the same period last year.

The average daily load in April increased by 14.8% compared to the previous month, up to 295 thousand tons. There were 96.8 thousand tons of iron ore, 56 thousand tons of coal. The load of grain was 41.2 thousand tons, ferrous metals and building materials – 15.1 thousand tons and 15.2 thousand tons respectively.

Earlier GMK Center reported, that Ukrzaliznytsia in 2021 reduced iron and manganese ore shipments by 2.7% compared to 2020, to 77.6 million tons. Finished steel rail shipments increased by 6%, to 21.7 million t.

In general, in 2021 Ukrzaliznytsia increased cargo transportation by 3.03% compared to 2020, up to 314.6 million tons.