Russia. In 2018 railroad transportation tariffs to increase 5.4%


Indexation of freight tariffs for railroad transportation was agreed in Russia during the meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Meeting participants agreed on an additional increase in tariffs by 1.5% to compensate for losses of Russian Railways from tax decisions. Thus, in total tariffs will be raised by 5.4% compared to 2017, reports UkrAgroConsult.

In addition, the Prime Minister stressed the need for a phased withdrawal of export premium. At the same time, D. Medvedev said that the Government did not intend to increase transportation tariffs significantly in future, and in the long term tariffs will be determined by the formula "inflation minus". The Head of the Government also urged Russian Railways to provide "long-term discounts up to 50% from tariff component" to support developing enterprises and work out the issue of rolling stock availability increase. In particular, it was suggested to introduce a 5% penalty for an "empty run" of rail cars.



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