In January-September the share of agro-industrial complex in the general growth of capital investments in Ukraine reached 51.3%, including the agricultural component at 39.6%, and the food industry at 11.7%, the Head of investment department at the National Scientific Center Institute of Agrarian Economics Nikolai Kisil declared.
According to him, in January-September the general volume of capital investments, disbursed in the agro-industrial sector, reached 41.5 billion UAH, up by 14.8 billion UAH, or by 55.4% YoY.
The agricultural market formed more than two thirds of the growth of capital investments to the agro-industrial complex, or 11.4 billion UAH.
According to the scientists of the Institute of Agrarian Economics, in the 9 months the share of agro-industrial complex in the structure of capital investments to the economy of Ukraine totaled 20.3%, and the share of agriculture – 14.3%. Such significant increase in capital investments to agriculture was ensured at the expense of proprietary and borrowed funds of domestic investors, especially large-scale agricultural groups. The money resources from various credit and fund mechanisms formed the major volumes of foreign capital in the agro-industrial sector in 2016, said Kisil. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)