Railway transport plays a key role in ensuring the vital activity of the economies of most countries of the world. Rail transport in the CIS countries accounts for up to 80% of the total freight turnover (excluding pipeline transportation).
The railway gauge of the CIS countries with a width of 1520 is the second in the total length of the laid tracks in the world.
It is the main one on the territory of the countries of the former USSR, as well as in Finland and Mongolia.
- In recent years, the rail transportation market has been characterized by an increase in the volumes of loading and cargo turnover mainly due to the segment of low-income goods (coal, ore, etc.) with a significant increase in loading in the segment of coal and building materials.
- At the same time, the topics of growth in the volumes of loading of oil and oil products showed a negative trend.