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Freight flows of Estonian Railways dropped by 6% in 8 months

BC, Tallinn, 18.09.2017.Print version
Altogether eight million tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways in the first eight months of 2017, 5.9% less than in the same period last year, informs LETA/BNS.

In August 2017, 861,000 tons of goods was transported using the Estonian Railways infrastructure, 14.5% less than in August 2016, spokespeople for Estonian Railways said.


Fertilizers were the leading category of commodities in the first eight months of the year with 2.9 million tons, 7.3% more than in the same period last year. The shipment of oil products fell 36% year over year to 1.8 million tons. Oil shale carriage grew 17% to 1.4 million tons and the carriage of chemical products increased 3.5% to 746,000 tons.


Shipment of containers fell 11% on year to 21,220 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).


Transit shipments declined 13.6% to approximately five million tons. Local shipments meanwhile increased 25% to two million tons. Import shipments fell 14% to 814,000 tons, while export shipments grew 11% to 155,000 tons.

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