Cargo transport by road and rail has also increased.
During the first half of this year, rail cargo was up by almost 3%, to 147 million tons. Road cargo was up by 15.5%, to almost 100 million tons
Of the 66 million tons, ore accounted for 19 million tons – down 16% — and grain was 17 million tons – down 27.6%. Overall export cargo was 50.4 million tons – down 16.4%. Despite the volume drops, high commodity prices pushed Ukraine’s export earnings up 30%, to $30 billion, according to the State Customs Service.