Ukraine: pork imports up in H1 2018

Ukraine in the first six months of 2018 imported 8,400 tons of pork, up 8-fold YoY. “In January-June Ukraine received 8,400 tons of fresh, chilled and frozen pork against 924 tons in the past year with an aggregate value of $15.4 million,” the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders reported. The major pork suppliers remain the…

Ukraine: gas reserves up

Natural gas reserves in Ukrainian underground storage facilities (USFs) have increased by 55.4%, or by 4.12 billion cubic meters since the gas injection season started on April 9, to 11.554 billion cubic meters. Some 366.55 million cubic meters of gas was injected into the USFs on July 1-7, according to the state-run gas transport system…

Ukraine: Boryspil Airport tops ACI Europe rating for passenger flow increase in May 2018

According to the results of Airports Council International (ACI Europe), Boryspil International Airport in May took the first place in the category of airports that handle 10-25 million passengers, the airport’s press service posted on its Facebook page. “The coordinated work of our team continues to multiply success,” reads the report. Boryspil Airport showed the…

Ukraine: GIZ to launch new project to support Energy Efficiency Fund

The German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) mbH launches a new project to support the Energy Efficiency Fund of Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister-Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Housing Hennadiy Zubko wrote on his Facebook page. “We continue to unite international partners around the energy efficiency reform and the launch of the…

Ukraine: AVK launches sweets exports to Malaysia

AVK confectionery company has launched exports to Malaysia. “We have already handled the first three deliveries of sweets and are working on new orders,” AVK Deputy Director General for Strategic Development Andriy Radchuk declared. As reported, the first 50 tons of Ukrainian sweets have already been supplied to Malaysia. Radchuk says the company plans to…

Ukraine: trade relations with UK to strengthen

Ukraine and the UK have welcomed ongoing consultations on ensuring the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), facilitating trade worth $2.35 billion between the two countries after the UK leaves the EU, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development…

Ukraine: exports to Canada up in 2017

In 2017 exports of Ukrainian goods to Canada grew by 74.4% (or $21.5 million) and amounted to $50.4 million, the press service of the Economic Development and Trade Ministry wrote on Twitter. “Soon it will be two years since the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement was signed. In 2017 exports of Ukrainian goods to Canada rose…

Ukraine: wage arrears exceed $95.5 million

Arrears in wage payments across Ukraine as of June 1 increased by 3.5% YoY, amounting to UAH 2.561 billion ($95.46 million), the State Statistics Service reports.

Arrears in wages to employees of economically active enterprises increased by 6.5%, to UAH 1.411 billion ($53.87 million). (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: number of electric cars growing

Over 7,000 electric vehicles have been registered in Ukraine and their number grows annually, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources posted on Twitter. “The number of registered electric vehicles in Ukraine grows every year. In general, there are 7,439 electric vehicles in the country,” reads the report. The Ministry of Ecology reminded that the…

Ukraine: state debt down in May 2018

In May the overall government-guaranteed state debt of Ukraine decreased by $0.79 billion, to $76.26 billion, the Finance Ministry’s press service reports. According the ministry, the state debt in hryvnia equivalent over the reporting month declined by UAH 27.97 billion, to UAH 1.993 trillion. Earlier the National Bank reported it expected the state debt reduction…

Ukraine: energy efficiency at 9% to be reached by 2020

Ukraine is expected to reach energy efficiency at the level of 9% by 2020, compared with the situation in 2005-2009, by implementing the European energy efficiency directives. “Today all the international partners help Ukraine move towards energy efficiency. However, this path is impossible without the implementation of key European energy efficiency directives and a roadmap,…

Ukraine: 1 million people to receive raised pensions

About one million Ukrainians will receive raised pension payments from July 1, 2018, according to Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko “From July 1 the minimum subsistence level will be raised for persons who have lost the ability to work. Pension payments will be increased for approximately one million Ukrainians,” Rozenko said, explaining that payments would…

Ukraine: local budget revenues up in January-May 2018

In January-May Ukraine’s local budget revenues increased to UAH 89.7 billion, up by 24.1% YoY, Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko posted on his Facebook page. “In January-May local budget revenues increased to UAH 89.7 billion. The growth in revenues against the corresponding period last year amounted…