During border blockade by Polish protesters, export traffic by road decreased by 40%
The blockades of the border with Poland resulted in idle time, which had the greatest impact on producers from the western regions of the country, who according to their contracts had to supply their products to other countries in the Eurozone by land.
Denys Marchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, made this statement during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.
“At the peak of the blockade – in November-December – the export traffic, in fact, decreased by 40%. These are quite significant numbers, especially for the western part of Ukraine, where producers used these logistics routes and sent their exports through Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. Because, if you calculate the costs, it is too expensive for them to go via the Danube. That’s why their contracts included supplies in vehicles by land routes to third countries in the Eurozone. Accordingly, such idle time caused the biggest losses precisely in Lviv, Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Rivne and Volyn regions. It is the producers from these regions that usually worked in this direction,” explained Denys Marchuk.
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