Ukraine: Kyiv receives new trolleybuses of local make

Bogdan Motors Corporation began shipping trolleybuses as part of a contract with Kyivpastrans Municipal Enterprise, the company’s press service has reported. “Kyiv has already received two of 55 19-meter Bogdan T90110 trolleybuses,” the report says. The corporation intends to fulfill the contract before the end of this year. At present, over 200 Bogdan trolleybuses are…

Ukraine: industrial output up in May 2019

The volume of Ukraine’s industrial production grew by 1.6% in May compared with the relevant month last year, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry wrote on Facebook. “The Ukrainian industry continues to grow steadily! Thus, in May the volume of industrial production increased by 1.6% compared to the relevant period last year. The following industrial…

Ukraine: gas stocks up since start of injection

Natural gas reserves at the Ukrainian underground storage facilities (USFs) after the completion of the heating season (April 5) increased by 48.5%, to 13.002 billion cubic meters. That’s according to the data provided by Ukrtransgaz, the state-owned operator of the gas transmission system of Ukraine. As of June 22, gas reserves at USFs are 21%…

Uzbekistan: UzAir waiting for Ukraine’s Zelensky’s statement to resume flights to Kyiv

Representatives of Uzbekistan Airways expect a statement from the new president of Ukraine about resumption of flights to Kyiv and Simferopol, annexed by Russia. The director of the commercial department Shukhrat Hudaykulov stated that flights to Kyiv could be intensified through charter flights. Uzbekistan Airways has an agreement for charter flights to Kyiv with one…

Ukraine: implementation of public-private partnership projects to accelerate GDP growth

The implementation of public-private partnership projects will attract systemic investments in transport, port and Internet infrastructure of Ukraine, First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv said while delivering a speech at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on June 21. “We have also signed a memorandum with the…

Ukraine: Ryanair launches new flight from Kharkiv to Polish Krakow

Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said Europe’s largest discount carrier Ryanair performed its first flight from Ukraine’s Kharkiv International Airport (the city of Kharkiv) to Poland’s Krakow on June 17. “After Lviv and Kyiv became well-established parts of Ryanair’s grid, and many people began taking that for granted (choosing to forget that this only started…

Ukraine: trade turnover with Italy up in 2018

In 2018, the commodity turnover between Italy and Ukraine totaled 4.47 billion, up by 14% YoY, declared the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv. More than 14 thousand Ukrainian companies export their products to the European Union. Also, the trend created additional tools for the diversified cooperation, for example, through the…

Ukraine: decentralization entering second stage

The decentralization reform launched in 2014 that envisages transfer of financial resources and administrative powers to the regions is entering the second stage. That’s why it is impossible to halt the reform by hasty decisions, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman stated during a meeting with the leadership of the united territorial communities of Rivne…

Ukraine: sugar exports up in May 2019

In May Ukrainian producers exported more than 40,000 tons of sugar, up by 30% YoY. Azerbaijan remained the main importer of Ukrainian sugar in May (29% of all deliveries). Significant volumes were shipped to Turkey and Tajikistan – 17% and 16% respectively. At the same time, 378,200 tons of sugar were exported in September through…

Ukraine: inflation accelerates in May 2019

Inflation in Ukraine in May amounted to 9.6% YoY, accelerating from 8.8% in annual terms a month earlier, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reports. May prices compared against the previous month were up by 0.7% after rising in April by 1% against March. Compared with December 2018, consumer prices in May increased by 4.2%.…

Ukraine: Boryspil Airport passenger flow up in January-May 2019

The Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) in January-May increased passenger flow by 18.1% YoY, to 5.168 million people, the airport’s press service says. At the same time, passenger traffic on international flights amounted to 4,755 million people (+19.1%), and on domestic – 412,900 (+7.5%). In January-May the airport serviced 40,502 flights (+11.2%), including 35,215 international and…