Ukraine: capital investment up in 2018

Last year, the growth of capital investment in Ukraine was almost 20%. “Inflation slowed down to a single digit level, and the growth of capital investments was almost 20%. Last year, 957 industrial and production facilities were repaired and reconstructed, giving new products and new jobs,” Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said at the Cabinet’s…

Ukraine: foreign exchange reserves at $21 billion

The international foreign exchange reserves of Ukraine amount to more than $21 billion, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said at the All-Ukrainian Public Forum “Open Dialogue” in Kyiv. “In 2014-2015, the level of foreign exchange reserves amounted to $5 billion, and payments amounted to $7 billion. The threat of Ukraine’s bankruptcy seemed inevitable. Today, the…

Ukraine: electricity production up in 2018

Last year, Ukraine produced 159.35 billion kWh of electricity, up by 2.5% YoY. As the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry of Ukraine reports, the electricity production in 2018 amounted to 159.35 billion kWh, up by 2.5% YoY. The share of nuclear power plants in overall Ukrainian electricity production was 53%, of thermal power stations and…

Ukraine: wage arrears up in 2018

As of January 1, wage arrears in Ukraine amounted to UAH 2,645.1 million, up by 11.7% YoY, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine has reported. Among the leaders in terms of wage arrears were Luhansk region (UAH 505.9 million), Donetsk region (UAH 467.3 million) and Sumy region (UAH 275.3 million). The lowest salary debts as…

Ukraine: GDP up in 2018

Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv said that the country’s gross domestic product grew by 3.4% YoY in 2018. “Statistics, which will be announced in February, will show stabilization, and growth of the Ukrainian economy by 3.4%,” he said at a meeting of the Ukrainian parliament’s faction…

Ukraine: Russian Sberbank’s subsidiary posts $272 million in loss in 2018

Russian state-controlled Sberbank’s Ukrainian subsidiary was in the red in 2018 and posted UAH 7.614 billion, or $272 million, in loss.

The bank’s charter capital as of January 1, was UAH 20.765 billion, or $742 million, the bank said in a report on its website. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: poultry meat exports up in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine exported 328.97 thousand tons of poultry meat, up by 21.24% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU), in monetary terms poultry meat exports totaled $506.61 million. The key importers of Ukrainian poultry meat in the reporting period were the Netherlands – $112.46 million; Slovakia – $59.95 million; and Saudi…

Ukraine: DTEK not considered monopolist

Head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) Yuriy Terentyev says the committee does not consider Ukraine’s largest private energy holding DTEK – controlled by businessman Rinat Akhmetov – to be a monopolist on the electricity market. “The mere fact of having a significant market share is not enough. The electricity market is now regulated,…

Ukraine: budget deficit up in 2018

Ukraine’s national budget in 2018 saw a deficit of UAH 59.248 billion, or $1.865 billion, up by 23.7% YoY (UAH 47.882 billion, or $1.507 billion).

The country’s consolidated budget over the period under review saw a deficit of UAH 68 billion ($2.14 billion), up 1.6-fold, according to Ukraine’s Treasury Service. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: wine exports up in 2018

In 2018, Ukrainian winemakers exported their products to the tune of over $38 million, up by 20% YoY. “We exported wine and other products of winemaking to the tune of over $38 million, although we still remain the net importers of these products (imports totaled $113.5 million in 2018),” Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister…