In January-April 2008 the net profit of transport companies based in Mogilev Region grew 54.5% on the year to reach BYR 10,366 million. At the same time, nine companies (7.9% of their total number) ended the period with an accumulate net loss of BYR 1,037 million, Interfax learnt from the Economy Committee of Mogilev Region Administration.
The share of private carriers in bus transportation made 15.9% in January-May, the source specified.
Private carriers transported 10.5 million passengers in January-May, thus bringing their passenger turnover to 69.5 million passengers per kilometer (17.4%).
The rate of transportation of passengers by bus shrank by 10.6% (55.5 million passengers).
In January-May 2008 Mogilev Region automobile transport handled 2,499,100 tonnes of cargoes, or 10.2% up on the year. Rail freightage totaled 18,719,000 tonnes (8% up).