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State Statistics Service: Ukraine sees growth in freight and passenger transportation
20.12.2017 | 17:40

In Ukraine, in January-November there have been observed increased volumes of cargo and passenger traffic. According to the data of the State Statistics Service, the volume of goods transported over 10 months of 2017 has increased to 579.7 million tons. The average growth rate was 2%, but by the kinds of transport, the largest growing trend has been shown in motor transportation sector (5.4%), through pipeline (9.4%) and aviation services (9.8%).

Public conveyance takes the lead among all passenger transportation services. The overall growth of passenger traffic in Ukraine for 10 months of 2017 has made up 0.4% on average, while the air conveyance segment alone demontsrated a 29.7% increase. In absolute figures, passenger traffic in the aviation industry for 10 months has soared to 9.8 million passengers.


According to the Government's forecasts, the implementation of the plan for upgrading and modernizing of the infrastructure complex of Ukraine, in particular in terms of activities of the state-owned company Ukrzaliznytsia, will allow to add at least 1% of GDP to improve the growing trend in economy in 2018. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman accentuates, infrastructure and logistics issues have an enormous impact on economy development, thus domestic infrastructure should be prepared to support exports and to maintain growth of transportation volumes across the state.


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