In 2022, Russian Railways was forced to respond promptly to the changes. During the year, loading in the direction of unfriendly countries fell by 37%, in the direction of friendly countries — increased by 23%, including by 28% — to China. This increased the demand for the Eastern Polygon.
The e-commerce boom has become a sign of today. The main factors here are the focus on the PRC as a driver of global demand and the «workshop of the world», as well as the attraction of electronic cross-border trade to faster delivery methods, one of which is railways.