Truck shipments drop 13.6% in Sverdlovsk Region

May 27, 2015. The volume of motor freight transportation within Sverdlovsk Region dropped by 13.6% in January-April 2015, down to 9,400,000,000 kg, compared with the first four months of 2014, Sverdlovskstat reports.

At the same time, the volume went up by 12.7% (969,600,000) in terms of ton-kilometers.

‘If the figures go down in terms of kilos yet go up in terms of ton-kilometers, this means less cargo gets transferred to more remote destinations. Figuratively speaking, we used to pick up our shipments in Moscow, now we pick them up in Belarus. The increase in the average traveling distance has to do with the need to look for new markets, as there is no demand in Sverdlovsk Region. In the end, this results in growing prices caused by extra fuel costs,’ says President of Ural Logistics Association Sergey Shavzis.

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