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More freight transported in Ukraine

More freight transported in Ukraine

An expert analysis concludes that transport companies in Ukraine managed to increase the volume of freight transported in the first seven months of 2019.  According to a report by the State Statistics Service (Gosstat), 386.5 million tons of cargo were transported in Ukraine, between January-July 2019. 

This results in an increase of 8.5%, compared to the same period of 2018. Several industries reported a decrease in their total volumes, such as forest products (59.5% less than in 2018), construction materials (22.8% less), iron scrap (16.4%), cement (5.8%), coal (5%) and iron metals (4%).

On the other hand, the transport of grain and cereal products increased by 24.8%, chemical and mineral fertilizers by 24%, petroleum and petroleum-based products by 6.4%, while iron and manganese ore increased by 4.7%.