Imports of goods to Ukraine in January-November amounted to $48.4 billion, down by 10.8% YoY, or by $5.9 billion, while exports of Ukrainian goods decreased by 3.5%, or by $1.6 billion, to $44.3 billion.
According to the State Customs Service, trade turnover reached $92.7 billion, with the balance being negative of $4 billion between exports and imports.
“The largest importers into Ukraine are China with $7.4 billion, Germany with $4.6 billion and Russia with $4.1 billion. Total exports to China stood at $6.3 billion, to Poland – at $3 billion and to Russia – at $2.5 billion,” says the report.
The press service says the three major export staples are grain ($8.5 billion), ferrous metals ($7 billion) and sunflower oil ($5.2 billion).
Ukraine’s largest imports included mineral fuels, crude oil and petroleum products – worth $7.2 billion, machinery, equipment, and mechanical devices – worth $5.4 billion and ground transport vehicles – worth $4.9 billion. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)