Ukraine: inflation up in August 2018

Inflation in Ukraine in August in annual terms, compared to August 2017, was recorded at 9%, accelerating from 8.9% a month earlier. At the same time, prices did not increase against July after a negative trend at -0.7% July to June, the State Statistics Service reported. Compared to December 2017, prices increased by 3.6%. According…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia to sustain no losses from cessation of rail services with Russia

Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan has said that PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia will not sustain financial losses in the event of termination of railway services with Russia. “These eight trains, which now run in the Russian direction, could have become a significant relief for Ukrainian citizens who want to travel inside the country. They would generate at…

Ukraine: Bayer opens new factory in Zhytomyr region

German company Bayer has opened a modern factory for production of seeds of agricultural crops in Zhytomyr region, northwestern Ukraine. “The Bayer company has opened a new modern factory for the production of seeds of agricultural crops in Zhytomyr region. The company has created 85 permanent and 220 seasonal jobs for Ukrainians,” President of Ukraine…

Ukraine: exports to EU up in H1 2018

In January-June Ukraine exported goods and services to the EU countries to the tune of $11.2 billion. The exports to the EU countries in the first six months of 2018 totaled $11.2 billion (the exports in goods totaled $9.7 billion). Ukraine’s exports to the EU grew by $1.8 billion compared to the same period last…

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…