Retail trade in Ukraine rose by 5.8% YoY in January-April in comparable prices, to UAH 226.749 billion, or $8.6 billion, according to the State Statistics Service’s website.
Retail turnover increased the most in Kirovohrad region (by 9.3%, to UAH 4.37 billion), Lviv region (by 9.2%, to UAH 13.1 billion), Poltava region (by 8.4%, to UAH 6.87 billion), Odessa region (by 7.9%, to UAH 17.17 billion) and Zhytomyr region (by 7.7%, to UAH 5 billion).
At the same time, the largest decline in retail trade growth in January-April was recorded in Luhansk region (by 0.3%, to UAH 1.76 billion).
Retail turnover in the city of Kyiv grew by 5.2% during the period under review, to UAH 44.191 billion.
The retail turnover of enterprises involved in retail trade activities in January-April was estimated at UAH 163.535 billion, up by 5.5% YoY.
The wholesale turnover of the enterprises in April alone increased by 6.1% YoY.
Retail trade in Ukraine rose by 3.1% in January-March. In 2016, retail trade by 3.7% YoY, to UAH 1.159 trillion, or $44 billion, according to the State Statistics Service. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)