RZD increased rails procurement by 11,5% up to 1,06 mln tons in 2017

RZD purchased approximately 1,06 mln tons of rails following the results of year 2017, what is more by 11,5% than in 2016, TASS reports with reference to RZD.

“In particular there were purchased from Evraz company 719,8 thousand tones and  329 thousand tons of rails from Mechel. Additionally RZHD purchased around 7,5 thousand tons of rails produced by Aktobe Rail and Section Works (Kazakhstan)”, is indicated in the report. Among them 529,3 thousand tons of rails were procured with the length of 100 m including 315,8 thousand tons produced by Mechel and 206 thousand tons produced by Evraz holding”, RZHD commented.
In 2016 RZHD procured 947,7 thousand tons of rails including 404,6 thousand tons with length of 100 m.