Ukraine: sugar exports down in April 2018

In April Ukrainian producers delivered 41,800 tons of sugar to foreign markets, down by 12% MoM (47,200 tons in March), the press service of the Ukrtsukor National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine reported. “Although the pace of shipments slightly decreased, the geography of exports has not changed. Most shipments were made to Uzbekistan –…

Ukraine: energy sector to be demonopolized

The energy sector of Ukraine should be transparent, demonopolized and competitive. “We could have become a completely energy-independent country in previous ten years, but this did not happen. Now we have set a course for energy independence, energy saving and production of our own Ukrainian gas, which will be enough for us to meet the…

Ukraine: Deposit Guarantee Fund continues payments to depositors of Bank National Investments

The Deposit Guarantee Fund has resumed payments to the depositors of PJSC Bank National Investments, the fund’s press service reports. “From May 2 the Deposit Guarantee Fund is carrying out payments to the depositors of PJSC Bank National Investments under bank deposit agreements, regardless of their date of termination, and under bank account agreements (including…

Ukraine: upgraded combat module Duplet successfully tested

Ukraine’s state-owned enterprise Zhytomyr Armored Plant has upgraded the combat module “Duplet”, which is intended for the modernization of armored vehicles, and it has passed successful tests, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has reported on his Facebook page. He also noted that Zhytomyr Armored Plant had significantly increased the characteristics of the combat module and equipped…

Ukraine: electricity production up in Q1 2018

Electricity production in Ukraine’s power grid increased by 3.8% YoY in January-March, to 44.543 billion kWh. Nuclear power plants (NPPs) reduced electricity generation over this period by 7.6%, to 21.983 billion kWh. Thermal power plants (TPPs), as well as combined heat and power plants (CHPPs) and cogeneration plants (CPs), increased production by 16.1%, to 17.614…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia investments up in Q1 2018

Ukraine’s railways operator, the state-run JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, tripled investment in the first quarter of 2018, to UAH 3.869 billion ($147.5 million). “Capital investment of Ukrzaliznytsia was estimated at UAH 3.869 billion in the first quarter of 2018. The major part of funds, that is UAH 2.43 billion, accounting for almost 63%, was spent on the…

Ukraine: public debt up in Q1 2018

The volume of public and government-guaranteed debt of Ukraine in the first quarter of 2018 increased by $1.06 billion in dollar terms, or by 1.4%, to $77.37 billion as of March 31. In hryvnia equivalent, public debt over the said period decreased by UAH 88.09 billion, or by 4.1%, to UAH 2.054 trillion, according to…

Ukraine: construction industry stable

In January-March Ukrainian enterprises completed construction works worth UAH 18.3 billion, the index of construction products made up 99.7% compared with the same period in 2017, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Lev Partskhaladze stated, the government’s press service reports. “In the first three months of 2018 Ukrainian enterprises carried out construction…

Ukraine: fruit and berry exports up in Q1 2018

Ukrainian farmers in January-March boosted fruit and berry exports by 68% YoY, to $57 million. “The leaders in the commodity structure of domestic products exports this year were walnuts ($42 million), frozen berries ($10 million), as well as apples and pears ($5 million),” the press service of the Ukrainian association of gardening and small fruit…

Ukraine: exports showing upward trend

Ukraine in January-February saw its major export flows directed toward the European Union member states, Singapore, Belarus, Turkey, Moldova and Iraq, according to Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman. “Exports grew the most to the EU, that’s by 36.2%, totaling EUR 3.3 billion. Sales of Ukrainian products to Singapore, Belarus, Turkey, Moldova and Iraq increased…

Ukraine: passenger traffic volume down in Q1 2018

The number of passengers served by Ukrainian transport companies in January-March decreased by 2.6% YoY, according to the data released by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. “In January-March 1,120.9 million passengers used transportation services in Ukraine, or 97.4% of the volume in the same period in 2017 (excluding the temporarily occupied territories in the…

Ukraine: FUIB takes second place in the nomination “Support of SMEs” in the Financial Oscar-2017 rating

First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) took leading positions in the Financial Oscar rating by the magazine “Business” according to the results of 2017. Thus, FUIB turned out to be one of the leaders in the nomination “Support of SMEs”, ranking second in the rating. It entered TOP-3 in the “Agrarian Bank” category, receiving the second…