Ukraine: retail trade up in January 2017

In January retail trade turnover in Ukraine increased by 3% YoY, the Ukrainian State Statistics Service reports. “In January retail trade turnover increased by 3.1% YoY, but dropped by 16.4% MoM,” the report states. The highest increase in retail trade turnover was recorded in Sumy region (9.7%), Kirovohrad region (8.6%), Vinnytsia region (7.7%), the city…

Ukraine: car imports down in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine imported almost 122,954 motor vehicles, totaling more than $1.9 billion. This is reported by UkrAutoprom (Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association) on its website. In contrast to the previous year, Ukraine’s car imports increased by one third in 2016, while foreign currency expenses for their purchase rose by 74%. Most imports consisted of…

Ukraine: Ukrnafta to use UAH 360 million to intensify production in 2017

PJSC Ukrnafta plans in 2017 to invest UAH 360 million in intensification of hydrocarbon production, the press service of the company has said. According to its data, this year Ukrnafta plans to purchase 248 sections of electric submersible pumps, as well as submersible motors, gas separators, hydraulic protection, extension cables, submersible cables, submersible telemetry systems,…

Ukraine: share of nuclear energy up

Ukraine has significantly increased the share of the nuclear energy in the overall energy balance of the country, president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC). “I am pleased to inform that we have increased the share of nuclear energy in the overall energy balance. From…

Ukraine: trade turnover with the Czech Republic up in 2016

The trade turnover between Ukraine and the Czech Republic increased by 18.6% in January-November 2016. This was discussed by the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze and Agriculture Minister of the Czech Republic Marian Jurecka. The parties discussed cooperation between the two countries in the field of agriculture and welcomed the…

Ukraine: level of shadow economy down in 2016

In January-September 2016 the level of the shadow economy in Ukraine totaled 35% of official GDP, down by 5 YoY. This is stated in a report developed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. According to the ministry, the process of de-shadowing became possible due to certain factors: relative macroeconomic stability; business climate improvement…