The final forecast will be known in March.
Russian Railways has lowered the forecast for freight traffic growth by rail in 2013 from 2.5% to 0.7%. Such a decision in the company was associated with emerging signs of a slowdown in the economy. The head of the Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin, said that the final forecast will be known in March.
Most of the cargo in the Russian Federation is transported by rail
Cargo transportation is the main indicator of business activity in the country. In Russia, most goods are transported by rail. At the end of last year, Russian Railways expected a growth in traffic in 2013 by 2.5%. But in January, the volume of freight fell by 6.2% to 95.2 million tons. The head of the OJSC promised that the situation would improve for the better in February. Nevertheless, according to experts, transportation in January became signs of an impending recession in the country's economy. As a rule, this indicator falls due to the unimportant conjuncture of the metallurgical market of the whole world, due to the slowdown in road construction and the start of ESPO-2 activities.
Delivery of goods is carried out now around the world.This is due to the trading activities of states. The task of professional companies involved in this is to deliver the goods to the appointed place and time in perfect condition.
Russian Railways has reduced freight forecasts
“Freight traffic on the railways of Russia in 2012 increased in 2012 by 2.4% to a level of 1.27 billion tons. Before the financial crisis in 2007, the figure was about 1.35 billion tons,” the Internet quotes one their experts.
The editors of Uznayvse.ru hope that these figures will return to the previous level in the coming years.
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