Business news from Ukraine


15 February , 2021  

The World Bank revised upward its forecast for Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2021 to 3%, while early October it estimated the prospects for recovery to be twice as modest – at 1.5%.
The Ministry for the Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine estimates the drop in Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) in January-March 2021 at 3%, according to the Economic Activity Review posted on the ministry’s website.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) estimated the fall of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 at 4.4% and kept the forecast for its growth by 4.2% in 2021, according to the NBU website.
The implementation of the National Economic Strategy 2030 will allow Ukraine to double its GDP in 10 years, the head of the working group on developing the strategy, Kyrylo Kryvolap, has said.
The deficit of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods in January-November 2020 decreased 58.6% compared to January-November 2019, to $3.897 billion from $9.417 billion, the State Statistics Service reported.
The growth of consumer prices in Ukraine in 2020 accelerated to 5% from 4.1% in 2019, being in the center of the inflation target of the National Bank of Ukraine, the State Statistics Service has reported.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has lowered its forecast for the key policy rate from 7.5% to 7% by the end of 2021, Deputy Head of the NBU Dmytro Sologub has said.
The deficit of the General Fund of the state budget in 2020 amounted to UAH 215.5 billion with the target being UAH 274.5 billion, the Ministry of Finance said with reference to the recent data of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine.
Prices in the Ukrainian industry in December 2020 increased by 14.5% compared to December 2019, the State Statistics Service has reported.
Ukrainian manufacturers of vehicles in 2020 reduced their production by 32% compared to 2019, to 4,952 units, according to the website of the Ukrautoprom association.
Agricultural enterprises spent all budgetary funds of government support, the total amount of which was UAH 4 billion, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ihor Petrashko has said.
Ukrainian transport companies reduced the cargotransportation by 11.2% in 2020 compared to 2019, to 600 million tonnes, the State Statistics Service said.
Ukrainian transport companies carried 2.569 billion passengers in 2020, which is 39.7% less than in the same period in 2019, the State Statistics Service has reported.
Retail trade turnover in Ukraine in 2020 increased by 8.4% compared to 2019 in comparable prices, the State Statistics Service said.