Two agricultural exporters Kernel Trade and ADM Trading Ukraine, as well as Mariupol Illich Steel Works affiliated with the Metinvest Group, are in the top three largest recipients of VAT refunds from the budget in November 2018, according to information on the website of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine. The largest recipient of the budget reimbursement of VAT in November was Kernel-Trade – UAH 1.35 billion (the company had no VAT refunds in October), followed by ADM Trading Ukraine with UAH 1.05 billion (UAH 707.9 million in October).
At the same time, the Mariupol Illich Steel Works dropped from first to third place in November, slightly decreasing its figure from UAH 761.7 million in October to UAH 759.5 million, according to the State Treasury Service.
The top five recipients also included one of the largest operators in the grain market Nibulon – UAH 741 million and ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih steel works – UAH 485.4 million (compensation information in October is not available for both companies).
The top ten largest VAT recipients in November also included Azovstal steel works affiliated with Metinvest – UAH 473.4 million (UAH 166 million in October), and AT Cargill – UAH 396.6 million (no refund data available in October).