Business news from Ukraine

FOREIGN TRADE OPERATIONS ARE CONDUCTED WITH 211 COUNTRIES, SURPLUS OF UKRAINE’S FOREIGN TRADE IN SERVICES INCREASES BY 16% IN Q1 2018

The surplus of Ukraine’s foreign trade in services in January-March 2018 increased by 16% compared to 2016, to $1.461 billion (in January-March 2017 some $1.259 billion), the State Statistics Service has said. According to its data, exports of services in Q1 2018 rose by 5%, to $2.561 billion, imports fell by 6.8%, to $1.101 billion.
The ratio of coverage of imports by exports stood at 2.33 (in Q1 2017 at 2.07).
Foreign trade operations were conducted with partners from 211 countries.

DAIRY GROUP MILKILAND HAS 2.1-FOLD RISE IN NET PROFIT IN Q1 2018

Milkiland, a dairy group with assets in Ukraine, Russia and Poland, saw a 2.1-fold rise in net profit in January-March 2018 year-over-year, to EUR 2.38 million.
According to a report of the group on the website of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), revenue in Q1 2018 fell by 18.5%, to EUR 30.1 million, and gross profit – by 22.6%, to EUR 5.28 million.
In January-March 2018, the group saw EUR 74,000 of operating loss compared with EUR 3.61 million of operating profit a year ago.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) fell by 34.8% year-over-year, to EUR 1.58 million. EBITDA margin fell by 2 percentage points, to 5%.
The Russian market generated 67% of the group’s revenue or EUR 20.12 million, which is 19.8% less than a year ago. The Ukrainian market’s share was 25% of total revenue, a rise by 12.6%, to EUR 6.88 million. Poland occupied 8% of total revenue, a rise by 23%, to EUR 2.26 million.
Whole-milk dairy was the largest segment in terms of revenue and business segments EBITDA providing for c. 60% of revenue – EUR 18.19 million or 16% less year-over-year, cheese & butter segment contributed approximately 27% to the group’s total revenue – EUR 8.22 million (14% down). In ingredients segment, revenue declined 36% year-over-year to EUR 3.7 million depressed by unfavorable international global market conjuncture. It contributed c. 12% to the group’s total revenue.

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