Privatization and Railway Performance in Brazil
Newton De Castro
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Faculdade de Administracao e Ciencias Contabeis - FACC
The privatization of the rail network, which started in 1996, is the main motivation for this analysis of the recent performance and perspectives of the sector. The paper first presents an overview of the size and relative importance of the transport sector by mode. The operational and cost structure of the rail sector is then analyzed in detail and compared to its tariffs. The cash flow generation of the rail concessionaires is confronted with the investment needs of the sector for service expansion.
Note: The downloadable paper is written in Portuguese.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 39
Keywords: Railway, freight transportation, privatization, Brazil
JEL Classification: L92, R41working papers series
Date posted: October 11, 2002
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