One day of a strike by Polish carriers at Polish-Ukrainian checkpoints costs one company UAH 1 million on average.
About this informs European Business Association.
It is noted that the EBA conducted an express survey among 55 member companies whose activities were affected by the strike at Polish-Ukrainian checkpoints that began on November 6. According to her calculations, on average, one day of downtime costs one company losses in the amount of about 1 million hryvnias.
“The total estimated amount of losses since the start of the downtime caused to the surveyed companies is at least UAH 305,880,000. At the same time, both importers and exporters suffer equally, because 49% of companies import products to Ukraine. At the same time, 25% of goods go to Poland, 15% – to Germany, as well as to other Baltic countries, Western Europe, the USA, Canada, Asian and African countries,” the message reads.
In addition, the business is already reporting a shortage of transport, in particular due to the reluctance of carriers to take orders during the strike.
The EBA adds that the blocking of traffic on the border by Polish carriers has already led to numerous negative consequences for businesses in Ukraine and their counterparts abroad. Transportation costs are increasing significantly, which affects the cost of products and the price competitiveness of companies.
“There is a change in routes, at the same time queues at the Slovak and Hungarian borders are increasing. The inability to fulfill obligations to Ukrainian and foreign customers will entail fines from buyers, cancellation of further orders and loss of customers,” – the EBA emphasizes.
We will remind:
Carriers on the territory of Slovakia started blockade of the crossing point of the border with Ukraine “Vyshnye Nemetske”.