The deficit of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods in January-June increased almost 2.6-fold YoY, to $1.882 billion (in the first half of 2016 some $727.5 million), the State Statistics Service said.
According to its data, in June the deficit was $551.6 million, while in May $442.2 million, in April $151.4 million.
In January-June exports of goods increased by 24.2% (by $4.03 billion) compared to the first half of 2016 and amounted to $20.652 billion, imports by 29.9% ($5.184 billion), to $22.534 billion.
The ratio of coverage of imports by exports was 0.92 (in January-June 2016 some 0.96).
The service said foreign trade operations were conducted with partners from 217 countries. (Interfax-Ukraine/Business World Magazine)