Determinants of Modal Freight Rates in Brazil
26 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2002
Date Written: July 2002
The purpose of this article is to analize freight transportation rates in Brazil. The broad database available allows a detailed investigation by mode, type of cargo, distance and market segment. The results confirm the theoretical references revisited in terms of the spectrum of variation found in rates, in spite of the competitive forces that prevail. The impact of the dominant trucking mode on the pricing possibilities of the the rail and inland water modes are discussed. The freight rate functions estimated also confirm the importance of non-linear and interaction effects of variables such as distance and diesel prices.
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Keywords: Freight rates, trucking, railway transportation, inland transportation, Brazil
JEL Classification: L92, R41
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