China's rail freight volume up 4.4 pct in 2022

(Xinhua) 10:25, June 09, 2023

BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) -- China's rail freight volume, a key indicator of economic activities, went up 4.4 percent year on year in 2022, data from the Ministry of Transport showed.

Over 4.98 billion tonnes of cargo were transported by China's railways last year, 211 million tonnes more than that of 2021, according to a report released by the ministry.

Total turnover of China's rail cargo transportation topped 3.59 trillion tonne-kilometers in the same period, rising 8.1 percent on a yearly basis, the data revealed.

China's rail freight volume climbed 2.3 percent year on year to 970 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2023.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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