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…

Ukraine: exports of apples up in 2017-2018

Exports of apples from Ukraine in the 2017-2018 season soared 3.2-fold YoY. Ukraine exported 49,000 tons of apples over the period under review, the Ukrainian government’s portal has said. In the previous 2016-2017 season Ukraine shipped only 12,800 tons of apples abroad. “The largest batches of Ukrainian apples are exported to Belarus, Moldova, and Austria,”…

Ukraine: first GE locomotives for Ukrzaliznytsia to be put into operation in autumn 2018

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that first locomotives manufactured and equipped for Ukraine under the agreement with U.S. multinational conglomerate General Electric will be put into operation this autumn. “This autumn we will start receiving new rolling stock under the agreement on joint production with General Electric. We have lost a lot of rolling…

Ukraine: confectionery companies entering Canadian market

Manufacturers of confectionery products from Ukraine have agreed with Canadian distributors on entering the Canadian market, President of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) Zenon Potichny said. “Ukrainian suppliers of confectionery products managed to find distributors at exhibitions in Canada and began to supply products overseas,” said Potichny. According to him, Ukrainian furniture manufacturers have…