Rail transport revenues grow

2017-06-13 14:01:26
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first 5 months of 2017, 8.4 million tons of freight and 1 047.1 thousand persons (double counting) were carried by railway. Compared to the same period of previous year, the number of carried freight increased by 943.9 thousand tons (12.6%) and the number of carried passengers decreased by 15.8 thousand persons (1.5%).

Revenue generated from railway transport reached MNT 195.9 billion. It is a growth by 25.7% compared to a year ago, which is mainly affected by growing exports of iron ore and transit transportation of crude oil products via Mongolia between Russia and China as of May of 2017.

In the reference period, 1 117.7 tonnes of freight and 261.8 thousand persons (double counting) took aircraft as transportation means. The freight volume decreased by 2.0% and on the other hand, the passengers' number increased by 18.5% compared to the same period of previous year.

In the first 5 months, revenue from air transport reached MNT 104.0 billion and increased by 17.5% compared with the same period of previous year. This increase is affected mainly by growing domestic passengers. But in May 2017, revenue from air transport increased by MNT 15.5 billion (34.1%) compared to the same period of 2016. 
Source: National Statistics Office of Mongolia