Inner Mongolia's foreign freight tops 24 million tons
In the first five months of the year, the volume of inbound and outbound freight at the ports of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region totaled 24.58 million metric tons, an increase of 14.2 percent year-on-year, according to the region’s department of commerce.
Breaking the numbers down, the volume of inbound freight was 20.84 million tons, an increase of 11.1 percent, while the volume of outbound freight rose 28.1 percent to 3.74 million tons.
Meanwhile, statistics showed that the volume of inbound and outbound freight to Russian ports was 8.46 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 4.8 percent.
Of that, the inbound freight volume was 6.58 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 1.5 percent, while the outbound freight volume rose 35.3 percent to 1.88 million tons.
Additionally, the volume of inbound and outbound freight to Mongolia's ports was 16.12 million tons during the period, an increase of 18.5 percent year-on-year.
Of that, the inbound freight volume was 14.26 million tons, an increase of 18.1 percent year-on-year, while outbound freight volume rose 21.7 percent to 1.86 million tons.
Compared with the growth of freight volumes, the inbound and outbound passenger flow from Inner Mongolia's ports to Russia and Mongolia witnessed a big decline.
The total number of passengers was 259,000 during the period, a year-on-year decrease of 51.3 percent. Of that, there were 129,000 inbound passengers – down 52.5 percent – while there were 130,000 outbound passengers, a year-on-year decrease of 50.2 percent.