The railway network carries 22.5% of goods traffic. Only 7% of the lines are electrified. Brazil's participation in the waterway mode of transportation is small when compared to other countries, despite its enormous potential for river traffic. Only 13% of cargo is transported by this mode. Brazil's large cities are well served by air. However, goods transport is not very developed, mainly because of the high cost of this type of transport.
The Brazilian transportation infrastructure faces many challenges, as roads and ports need to be upgraded. Over the last few years, the transportation sector was among those national economic sectors showing the highest economic growth.
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