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ZAGREB (Croatia), January 3 (SeeNews) - Croatian motorway operator Hrvatske Autoceste (HAC) collected record-high toll tax revenue of more than 3.0 billion kuna ($449 million/403 million euro) last year, up 4.3% compared to 2018, it said on Friday.
A total of 61.565 million vehicles used the motorways managed by HAC and its subsidiary Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb (ARZ) in 2019, up by 5% year-on-year, HAC told SeeNews in an emailed statement, citing first preliminary figures.
"Based on 2019 data, a further growth of turnover and revenue is expected in the year ahead," HAC said without elaborating.
The largest part of last year's revenue was generated on A3 motorway, where 992 million kuna of toll tax were collected. August was the busiest month with 475 billion kuna of toll tax revenue.
The 300-kilometre A3 motorway links the capital Zagreb with the eastern Slavonia region and a number of major cities on the Sava river and on the route leading to the border with Serbia. The motorway is part of pan-European Corridor X.
More than 60% of all toll tax payments in Croatia in 2019 were cashless, HAC said.
(1 euro = 7.44597 kuna)