According to the author of the article Igor Vorontsov, the increase in tariffs will affect exports and domestic sales – and thus ultimately on the volume of cargo.
The increase in tariffs BONDS entails a reduction in foreign exchange earnings from exports, the reduction in tax payments and jobs. This is referred to in the article “the Customer is always wrong: “Ukrzaliznytsya” prepares business increase in tariffs”.
“According to Kravtsov, it is proposed from 1 February 2019 to raise rates by 16.6% and then from 1 may, 1 August and 1 November – each time by 2.5%. It goes without saying that in presentations of the BONDS did not contain assessments of the impact of this increase on the cost of production at the same metallurgical and cement plants, mining and grain traders. And it is in this case significantly worse,” according to the author of the article Igor Vorontsov.
According to the author of the article Igor Vorontsov, the increase in tariffs will affect the performance of exports and domestic sales – and thus ultimately on the volume of cargo. In addition, according to him, this entails a reduction of foreign exchange into the country from exports, the reduction of tax payments and jobs in the country – if Ukrainian producers will worsen the competitive position in foreign markets.
“But, as already mentioned, ULTRASOUND is not worried about the national interest. Although it would seem, there is a need to understand the significance of the influence of rail transport on the situation in the Ukrainian economy and the “Domino effect” that will cause proposed the so-called “indexing”. Not casually the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman on August 31 stated that “Ukrzaliznytsya” should take into account the state of the economy when planning tariffs for freight railway transportation and together with the business to look for a balanced decision,” says Vorontsov.
“Instead, all the leaders of the “Ukrainian Railways”, at least for the last 12 years, for some reason, the tariff increase is put at the forefront of its activities. Such issues as the upgrading of rolling stock and locomotive, the improvement in operational performance primarily in freight turnover as a measure of operating efficiency, cost reduction in procurement by bringing in price from “space” to market – why is it always relegated to not even a third plan, and somewhere else next,” he said.