Business news from Ukraine


24 February , 2020  

Ukraine’s retail trade turnover in January 2020 in comparable prices increased by 12.1% compared with January 2019, the State Statistics Service has reported. According to its data, in January 2020 retail trade turnover decreased by 21.9% compared to December 2019.
Retail goods turnover in January 2020 was UAH 90.833 billion.
The largest growth in the retail trade turnover of enterprises (legal entities and individual entrepreneurs) in January 2020 compared with January 2019 was recorded in Zaporizhia (by 17.7%), Ternopil (by 17.4%), Kirovohrad (by 16%), Khmelnytsky and Kyiv (by 15.4%), Chernivtsi (by 14.9%), Lviv (by 14.8%), Dnipropetrovsk (by 14.3%), Poltava (by 14.1%), and Kherson (by 14%) regions.
Last month, the leaders in absolute terms of retail turnover were: Kyiv city (UAH 17.584 billion), Dnipropetrovsk (UAH 8.565 billion), Kharkiv (UAH 7.012 billion), Odesa (UAH 6.697 billion), Kyiv (UAH 6.598 billion) and Lviv (5.639 billion UAH) regions.
According to statistics, in January 2020 compared with January 2019, retail trade turnover in Donetsk region increased 10.3% (to UAH 2.85 billion), in Luhansk region it grew by 5.8% (to UAH 0.816 billion).
The State Statistics Service said that the turnover of retail enterprises (legal entities) in January 2020 compared to January 2019 increased 10.8% and compared to December 2019 decreased 22.9%, amounting to UAH 65.047 billion.
The wholesale trade turnover of enterprises last month compared to the same month of 2019 fell by 2%, to UAH 141.67 billion.The service said that the data are given without taking into account the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol and the Joint Forces Operation area.