It is expected that reshoring will replace outsourcing before 2020: international large companies will return production to the US and Europe. <...> It is expected that the reshoring will have a significant impact on the filling of traffic flows. Under the influence of these factors, the demand for transport services will constantly grow. This will require the development of transport corridors and the optimization of transportation, including inter-industry balance methods — Yakov Urinson, Adviser to the Chairman of the Board, RUSNANO Corporation .
The development of transportation is directly related to the growth rates of our countries' GDP and the growth of trade volumes. The growth rate of world trade, according to WTO data last year amounted to 4.7%. Compared to 2016, this growth is two-fold. In 2018, we forecast this indicator will reach 5.5%. An even more important indicator is the ratio of the growth rates of trade turnover to the growth rates of the economy. In 2017 this figure was 1.5. The importance of this indicator is that it allows us to measure the pace of globalization in the world, and today we can talk about the resumption of its pace — Askar Mamin, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The annual growth of rail freight transport has been 140% since 2014, in the coming years we expect growth at about the same level. This creates great opportunities for rail transport, but it can also be a challenge — Maria Leenen, Chief Executive Officer, SCI Verkehr GmbH .