Ukraine: PP imports up in January-July 2018

Ukraine’s polypropylene (PP) imports increased by 9% YoY in the first seven months of the year, as demand for all PP grades grew. Overall imports of propylene polymers reached 74,000 tons in January-July, compared to 67,700 tons a year earlier. Demand for all PP grades increased, but PP block copolymers accounted for the greatest growth.…

Ukraine: mayonnaise production up in June 2018

In June mayonnaise production by Ukraine’s large and medium-sized plants totaled 10.5 thousand tons, i.e. it recovered to the level of June 2017. Mayonnaise output in the reporting month was the second largest this year, but it still remained below the four-year average of 11.2 thousand tons. Although it gained almost 2% from May, this…

Ukraine: economic development a key task

Ukraine is moving steadily towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration, but the economic development is also a key task. “We can move forward only when we have economic successes. Yes, we have created the army. Yes, we have reached the international solidarity around Ukraine. Yes, I firmly advance Ukraine towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration. However, the…

Ukraine: retail trade up in January-July 2018

Retail trade in Ukraine in January-July rose by 6% YoY, according to the website of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. However, the State Statistics Service did not disclose absolute numbers. The highest increase in retail turnover was registered in the following regions of Ukraine: Luhansk (23.4%), Zakarpattia (10.9%), Poltava (10.5%), and Donetsk (10.3%) regions.…

Ukraine: 4,500 bridges in need of immediate repair

Former Deputy Minister of Transport, Adviser to Ukravtodor CEO Oleksandr Kava says there are about 17,000 bridges of various lifetime and size in Ukraine, while 4,500 of them require immediate repair. “We have 17,000 bridges along public roads, two-thirds of which require major repairs, while 4,500 bridges need very urgent repairs,” Kava noted. The official…

Ukraine: army needs $4 billion in 2019

Ukrainian defense budget in 2019 should amount to at least UAH 119 billion ($4 billion), according to Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko. “We calculated that this should be about UAH 112 billion, a minimum required for the Army, while we are currently seeing the funding will be…

Ukraine: meat production down in H1 2018

Meat production in Ukraine in January-June totaled 1.78 million tons (live weight), down by 0.3% YoY. Milk production in the country in H1 declined by 2%, to 6 million, while egg production grew by 2.6%, to 9.65 billion eggs, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said. The data excluded reports from temporarily occupied areas in…

Ukraine: honey exports up in 2017

Ukraine exported honey worth $133.7 million last year, according to First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv. In a post on his Facebook page, he wrote: “Currently, Ukrainian honey remains a favorite product both in Ukraine and abroad. In 2017 Ukraine exported honey worth $133.7 million, up by $36.4…