Kazakhstan’s Rail Transportation of Cargo Rises to Over 122 Million Tons

photo: KTZ

Kazakhstan’s national railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) reports that from January-June 2024, it transported more than 122 million tons of cargo.

Transportation within the country increased by 2.1% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 81.5 million tons, and over 41 million tons of cargo were destined for export.

During this period, KTZ transported 47.5 million tons of coal, including 34.8 million tons within the country.

The volume of grain transportation within the country increased by 5%, to 1.1 million tons.

During the first half of the year, rail transportation of ferrous metals increased by 7.2%, to 2.2 million tons; iron ore and manganese by 9.6%, to 10.5 million tons; and non-ferrous ore and sulfur, by 13%, to 12.1 million tons.

Rail transportation for exports of oil increased by 8.3%, to 2.7 million tons; ferrous metals by 6% to 1.6 million tons; chemical fertilizers by 10% to 648 thousand tons: iron ore and manganese by 4% to 5.6 million tons, and 68% for construction cargo by 68% to267 thousand tons.


Sergey Kwan

Sergey Kwan

Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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