Ukraine: state debt up in June 2019

As of June 30 Ukraine’s state and government-guaranteed debt amounted to $80.35 billion, or UAH 2,102.41 billion, the Finance Ministry has reported. “As of June 30 the state and government-guaranteed debt of Ukraine amounted to UAH 2,102.41 billion or $80.35 billion, including the state and government-guaranteed external debt in the amount of UAH 1,309.33 billion…

Ukraine: new Vilkha-M MLR system tested

Ukraine has tested the Vilkha-M (“Alder”) multiple launch rocket system, a high-precision upgrade of the Vilkha complex, which in turn is a deeply modernized version of the Soviet “Smerch”. “Another stage of factory tests of the Vilkha-M high-precision MLR system took place on July 24. During the tests, more tasks for checking and improving a…

Ukraine: agricultural exports up in H1 2019

In January-June exports of Ukrainian agricultural products amounted to $10.3 billion, up by 18.6% YoY or by $1.6 billion, according to Acting Agrarian Policy and Food Minister of Ukraine Olha Trofimtseva. “The foreign trade turnover of agricultural products reached $13.1 billion, or 25.1% of Ukraine’s total foreign trade turnover,” she said. Ukraine continues to increase…

Ukraine: retail trade up in H1 2019

Ukrainian companies increased retail trade by 17.9% YoY in the first half of 2019, according to the State Statistics Service. In January-June the retail turnover of retail trade enterprises (legal entities) amounted to UAH 363.8 billion. The leader in terms of retail trade in the first half of 2019 was the city of Kyiv (UAH…