The volume cargo transportation on the Belarusian Railways has increased in January-November by 8.2%.
138.5 million tons of cargos were transported on Belarusian Railways in January-November, or 108.2% over the same period in 2010. In particular, the transit of goods on the Belarusian Railway totaled 45.9 million tons, 10% more than in January-November last year.
The development of trade between Belarus and foreign countries allowed to increase export and import of cargo. Volume of exports of goods by rail in January-November this year is more than 2 times higher than the import volume. Export of goods on the Belarusian Railway has reached 36.5 million tons, 35.1% more than in January-November 2010. In particular, exports of chemicals increased in 11 months by 4 times the level of the same period last year, oil products - 49%, construction materials - by 63%, timber - by 22%, chemical and mineral fertilizers - 15%.
Since the beginning of this year there is a steady growth in freight traffic on Belarusian Railways in the Customs Union of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan. In January-November on the railway 4.9 million tons of cargos were transported for export to Russia and Kazakhstan, surpassing the same period of 2010 to 28%.
Information prepared by the press center of Belarusian Railways