In 2013, cargo transportation declined by 1.9% y/y to 757.6mn tonnes, the State Statistics Service has announced. Cargo transportation by rail decreased by 3.4% to 441.8mn tonnes. Coke transportation decreased by 5.9%, chemical and mineral fertilizers - by 22.7%, oil and petroleum products - by 4.5%, grain and its products - by 1.2%, and building materials - by 1.2%. At the same time, transportation of timber grew by 11%, iron ore and manganese ore - by 4.7%, cement - by 2.6%, ferrous metals - by 5.6%, coal - by 0.2%, and scrap ferrous metals - 1.3%. In 2013, main pipelines transported 125.9mn tonnes of cargoes, by 1.9% less than in 2012. Oil transit increased by 7%, and gas transit increased by 2.2%. Sea and river commercial fleets reduced cargo transportation by 19% to 6.3mn tonnes. In 2013, the transportation by road increased by 3% over 2012 to 183.5mn tonnes. The freight turnover fell by 3.9% y/y to 378.045bn tonne-kilometers.
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