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Freight transportation by Belarusian Railways 27.5% up in January

Economy 20.02.2018 | 19:59
Photo courtesy of Belarusian Railways
Photo courtesy of Belarusian Railways

MINSK, 20 February (BelTA) – In January 2018 Belarusian Railways transported 12.143 million tonnes of freight, 127.5% as against January 2017, the company's press service told BelTA.

Export freight reached 4.5 million tonnes, 30% up from January 2017. Transit freight grew by 11.6% to 3.76 million tonnes.

Belarusian Railways secured the loading of about 7 million tonnes of freight, 33% up.

Freight turnover of the railway transport reached 4.178 billion tariff tonne-kilometers, 30% up from January 2017.

In January 2018 Belarusian Railways transported 5.396 million passengers, 2.3% up from January 2017. The number of international passengers rose by 1.3% to over 230,000 people. The number of transit passengers went up by 1.1% to about 37,000 people.

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