Ukraine: airlines increase passenger traffic in January-November 2017

Ukrainian airlines in January-November increased passenger traffic by 29.6% compared to the corresponding period of 2016, to 9.826 million people. According to the data from the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, during the reporting period Ukrainian airlines increased international passenger traffic by 30.8%, to 8.967 million people. Passenger traffic through the airports of Ukraine rose…

Ukraine: talks with Ryanair coming to an end

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan says that ongoing negotiations with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair are coming to an end, as a new agreement with Boryspil Internarial Airport has been reached. “I believe that Ryanair will enter the Ukrainian market, our negotiations are coming to an end. We have managed to find a consensus with Boryspil…

Ukraine: Interchem launches new complex for API production

Interchem pharmaceutical company (Odessa) has launched a new laboratory and production complex for production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in Odessa. Interchem CEO Anatoliy Reder said during the celebrations dedicated to the company’s 25th anniversary, the launch of the new API production complex was the final stage of the investment program worth EUR50 million, being…

Ukraine: vehicle production up in January-November 2017

In January-November the output of motor vehicles in Ukraine amounted to 7,654 units, up by 67% YoY, the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association (UkrAutoProm) reported. “A total of 7,654 motor vehicles were produced in Ukraine in January-November. In particular: the output of cars totaled 6,544 units (+72.2%), commercial vehicles – 423 units (-22.7%), buses –…

Ukraine: China interested in buying aircraft

China expressed interest in cooperation on the purchase of Ukrainian aircraft, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine reported. “China is interested in cooperation on the purchase of airplanes and their joint production using materials and spare parts produced in China,” the report said. Ukraine’s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska,…

Ukraine: Ukrenergo draws up feasibility study for construction of infrastructure for solar power plants in Chornobyl zone

The national energy company Ukrenergo has drawn up a feasibility study for construction of infrastructure to transmit electricity from solar power plants with a capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. Ukrenergo presented the document at a government meeting on December 1. “The project envisages construction of a new330/110 kV substation…

Ukraine: GDP growth to be 1.8% in 2017

The Economic Development and Trade Ministry expects that Ukraine’s GDP would grow by 1.8% at the end of 2017, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv has said. “By the end of 2017 we expect growth of 1.8%,” he said at a conference organized by Fitch Ratings in Kyiv on…

Ukraine: trade turnover with Moldova up in 2017

Economic relations between Ukraine and Moldova have been developing dynamically. The trade turnover between the countries has increased by 30% this year, deputy chairman of the “Ukrainian Prism” foreign policy council Serhiy Herasymchuk announced during presentation of the research “Ukraine-Moldova: New Challenges and New Opportunities in Bilateral Relations”. “Ukraine is one of the main trade…