The increase in tariffs for cargo transportation, scheduled “Ukrzaliznytsya” from February 1, will have negative consequences for the main export sectors of the national economy: chemical, agricultural and metallurgical sectors. It warned domestic experts, informs “5 channel”.
The increase in tariffs for freight transport is planned by almost a quarter during the year, the reporters, indicating that it can significantly neutralize the growth of the economy, which this year expects the government.
It also warned the independent experts and representatives of professional associations. According to experts, against the backdrop of expected slowdown in the global economy such steps of the state monopoly put it on the brink of competitiveness of the chemical, agricultural and metallurgical sectors.
According to the head of the Federation of metallurgists of Ukraine Sergey Belenky there is a risk that domestic enterprises can go to negative profitability.
“For us, it has become critical. We will work with zero profitability, or private businesses in General will come in negative profitability,” explained white.
Experts say that in the past year, costs of major domestic shippers have grown by 20 billion hryvnias.
At the same time, the efficiency of “Ukrzaliznytsya” continues to be inadequate, said “5 channel”.