Ukraine: beer market stabilizes

The Ukrainian beer market has stopped falling and stabilized for the first time in nine years, Carlsberg Ukraine Director General Yevhen Shevchenko has said. “According to our internal assessment, the Ukrainian beer market for the first time in nine years has stopped its decline and stabilized. The facilities of Carlsberg Ukraine are not loaded in…

Ukraine: Infrastructure Ministry and Ryanair holding talks on launch of flights to Kherson

The Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry and the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair are holding talks on the possible launch of flights from the city of Kherson to the EU countries, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan announced. “Together with the Kherson regional administration, we are holding talks with Ryanair so that flights of this airline can be lunched from…

Ukraine: construction industry remains stable

The index of construction products in January-February amounted to 100.7% compared to the same period in 2017. The Ukrainian enterprises have already completed construction works worth UAH 10.5 billion. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Lev Partskhaladze. “Based on the results of the first two months,…

Ukraine: Ryanair to open representative office

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair launches routes from Kyiv and Lviv in October. If its activity is successful, the airline will open a representative office in Ukraine. According to a source close to the negotiation process, Ryanair will launch European routes from Kyiv and Lviv in October. As noted, the new agreement “gives the carrier the…

Ukraine: economy up in 2017

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated that the Ukrainian economy grew by 2.5% in 2017. “Ukraine’s economy grew by 2.5% in 2017. When I became the prime minister, the main task of our government was to stop the decline. We did it and the Ukrainian economy began to grow. I understand that such indicators…

Ukraine: Mriya makes first flight after repair

Ukrainian aircraft An-225 Mriya has made its first flight after repair and modernization. The pilots raised the Mriya to a height of about 12 kilometers, where they tested the plane’s new navigation equipment. “Our designers have implemented another series of improvements in avionics. Such modernization is going on continuously,” Director of Antonov Airlines Mykhailo Kharchenko…

Ukraine: export of eggs up in January-February 2018

Ukraine in January-February exported 15.45 thousand tons of eggs, up 1.9-fold YoY. The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) informs that in monetary terms egg exports totaled $14.97 million compared to $6.99 million in January-February 2017. The main importers of Ukrainian eggs are the United Arab Emirates ($5.85 million), Iraq ($3.07 million) and Qatar ($1.27…

Ukraine: macroeconomic situation remains unstable

The macroeconomic situation in Ukraine remains unstable, vulnerability of the fiscal system in the past years has grown, World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine Satu Kahkonen has said. She said that the vulnerability had increased in the past years, taking into account the fact that government’s expenses grew, as the government increased…

Ukraine: airports passenger flow up in January-February 2018

In January-February the number of passengers carried by Ukrainian airlines rose by 8.8% YoY, and the passenger traffic flow through Ukrainian airports increased by 19.3%, according to the State Aviation Service of Ukraine. “In January-February the volume of passenger-carrying operations of Ukrainian airlines increased by 8.8% and totaled 1,344.4 thousand people. The volume of international…

Ukraine: vehicle production up in February 2018

In February Ukrainian plants manufactured 721 motor vehicles, up almost 2-fold YoY, the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, UkrAutoProm reported. The largest share of motor vehicle production was made up by cars, which totaled 606 unit (all manufactured by ZAO Eurocar: up by 134% YoY and by 26.5% MoM). Also, in February 35 trucks were…

Ukraine: financing of solar power plants construction in Vinnytsia region by EBRD another step to country’s energy independence

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has expressed gratitude to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for organizing the financing of EUR 25.9 million for construction of solar power plants with a capacity of almost 34 MW in Vinnytsia region. “The EBRD has allocated EUR 25.9 million for construction of three solar power plants in…