Title:Freight Wagons Supply and Pricing Analysis
Budget:55,000 EUR
Country:Russian Federation;Ukraine
Dates: November, 2003 - March, 2004
Partner: None

The EBRD was approached with several requests to support investment operations to increase the supply of rail freight wagons in Russia.
The project proposals indicated a severe shortage of wagons, which was expected to continue in the medium term. This was confirmed by an independent market study commissioned by the EBRD in August 2003 and undertaken by Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH).
In order to assist the EBRD with reviewing the project proposals received, Corporate Solutions was commissioned to complete an independent study of the supply sources for freight wagons in Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia.
The Study focused on investigating the supply market for four main types of wagons (i.e. tank, open, covered and flat).