Ukraine: trade with Germany up in 2017

Mutual trade between Ukraine and Germany in 2017 grew by 21.5% YoY, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has reported after a meeting of Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman with representatives of leading German companies operating in Ukraine. “Last year the volume of mutual trade grew by 21.5%, and trade focus…

Ukraine: banks close over 800 branches in 2017

Ukrainian banks in 2017 reduced the number of their operating structural units by 827, to 9,489 branches as of January 1, 2018, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) website. In particular, the state-run Oschadbank closed the largest number of branches in 2017, namely 443 units, while UkrSibbank shut down 53 units, Pravex-Bank 45…

Ukraine second in butter supply to the EU

Following the results of 2017 Ukraine ranked second in terms of butter supplies to the European Union, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade – Ukraine’s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska informed on her Facebook page. “Ukraine once again confirmed the existing status quo as a reliable and important player in the European Union’s agrarian market.…

Ukraine: external debt totals 83% of GDP

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that Ukraine’s external debt totals 83% of the country’s GDP. At the same time, he reminded that in 2014, when Arseniy Yatsenyuk became the prime minister, the state budget amounted to UAH 108,000, as the previous regime brought huge damage to the country. “Then there was the annexation of…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia to focus solely on transportation services

Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan says Ukrainian state-run railways operator JSC Ukrzaliznytsia should focus only on the comprehensive development of transportation services. “Ukrzaliznytsia will never be able to make quality locomotives on its own. It will never make high-quality rail cars. When they talk about their passenger trains, I’m sorry, it’s past century technology: railway…

Ukraine: mayonnaise production down in November 2017

In November 2017 mayonnaise production by Ukrainian large and medium-sized plants was at the previous year’s level (12.4 KMT), but 12.7% lower than in October 2017 (11 KMT). Overall, mayonnaise production in 2017 has been fluctuating around the previous year’s level. Thus, Ukraine’s fat-and-oil industry produced 111.6 KMT in January-November 2017, down by 0.5% YoY.…

Ukraine: repair of Odessa-Reni highway to be completed in 2018

In Ukraine, with a 10-year warranty, almost 200 kilometers of the Odessa-Reni route were repaired, and the rest will be put into operation in 2018.

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan wrote this on his Facebook page. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: poverty rate decreases

The poverty rate in Ukraine decreased to 12% in 2017, according to the results of the study conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology. “And this is one of the few but important achievements of Ukraine over the years. In 2008, after the beginning of the world crisis, the poverty rate increased to 21%,…