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Transportation of steel products decreased by 6.8% compared to the previous month

Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ) in August 2022 reduced the transportation of iron and manganese ore by 6.8% compared to the previous month – to 1.89 million tons. Oleksandr Kamyshyn, head of Ukrzaliznytsia, reported about it on his Telegram-channel.

At the same time, in comparison with August 2021, transportation of iron ore by railway decreased by 3.4 times. In general, for January-August 2022, the railway operator transported approximately 20 million tons of iron ore.

Grain transportation last month increased by 44.3% compared to July 2021 – to 6.25 million tons, oil products – by 2.6%, to 556 thousand tons, and other cargo – decreased by 0.8%, to 6.25 million tons.

“Last month, the transportation of iron ore (-7%) and ferrous metals (-10%) was slightly requested. The reason is clear – unfortunately, the decline in the world’s steel production continues,” the head of the UZ noted.

Earlier, GMK Center reported, that in August 2022, UZ increased cargo transportation by 4.5% compared to the previous month – up to 10.787 million tons. The result of August is a record since the beginning of the large-scale aggression of the Russian Federation.

“5% growth is not much, but we are fighting for every ton of cargo. We are constantly working to increase the export-import potential of the railway. We are building new sections, opening new connections with neighboring countries, increasing the carrying capacity of the western crossings,” Oleksandr Kamyshyn commented on the results of the work.

Also, in 2021, UZ reduced transportation of iron and manganese ore by 2.7% compared to 2020 – to 77.6 million tons. Export transportation fell by 3%, to 44.6 million tons, and domestic transportation increased by 3.1% – to 27.7 million tons.