Volga | Transport, logistics

Gorky Rail cargo results 2007 show trends in Russian balance of trade

14 Apr '08
Gorky Rail, part of Russian Rail, report that they increased cargo loads to foreign countries by 20% in 2007 compared to 2006.

For exports petrol and petrol products saw the most substantial rise in railway trade (28%). Most notably the Netherlands and the US Virgin Islands increased orders of petrol by over 50% whilst petrol exports to Lithuania went up by a massive 7.5 times. Chemical exports also had a marked rise (10%).

Imports into Russia along Gorky Rail grow by 20% compared to last year. Chief import goods were: Cars from South Korea (twice as many imported), raw materials from Ukraine and cement from Turkey, the Netherlands and Ukraine.
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