The loss of DB Cargo AG, Mainz, will increase significantly again in 2019. With revenues down 0.7 percent to EUR 3.36 billion, DB Cargo posted a loss after tax of EUR 488 million. The loss thus increased by 43 percent; it will be compensated by DB AG under the profit and loss transfer agreement.
The transport performance in Germany fell by 5.2 percent to 59.7 billion tkm compared to the previous year. The volume of freight transported fell by 7.1 percent to 168.9 million t. At 101.7 million train-path kilometres, operating performance remained below the previous year’s figure.
Total state subsidies increased by EUR 63 million to EUR 158 million – an effect of the train path price subsidies.