For the seventh year in a row, the volume of freight transportation by rail has been decreasing. The peak for this time was 2014, when UZ lost 13% of cargo year-on-year. If we compare 2018 with 2017, the railway transported 318.8 million tons of cargo, which is 4.5% less than a year earlier.
The main direction for "Ukrzaliznytsia" remains domestic transportation. Their share in the overall structure is almost half of the total turnover. So, according to the results of 2018, 154.9 million tons of cargo were transported in the internal traffic, in second place was the transportation of export cargo (107, 4 million tons). Last year, only 40.2 million tons of cargo were transported in the import direction, and 16.3 million tons in the transit direction.
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