Capital investments in Ukraine in 2019 increased by 15.5%, while in 2018 their growth was 16.4%, and a year earlier some 22.1%, the State Statistics Service has said.
At the same time, according to the State Statistics Service, from the middle of last year the growth of capital investments began to accelerate: 17.8% in the first quarter, 7.5% in the second quarter, 12.7% in the third quarter, and 21.2% in the fourth quarter.
In 2018, the trend was reversed as growth slowed during the year: 37.4% in the first quarter, 18.4% in the second quarter, 9.9% in the third quarter and a slight acceleration in the fourth quarter to 10.5%.
The service said that over the past year, UAH 584.4 billion of capital investments were used (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, Sevastopol and the Joint Forces Operation area).
In the regional context, the largest increase in capital investments in 2019 was recorded in Volyn (by 74.2%), Kherson (by 66.1%), Mykolaiv (by 40.1%), Poltava (by 39.7%), and Kyiv regions (33.4%).
According to statistics, capital investments last year decreased in Khmelnytsky (by 5.8%), Rivne (by 5.4%), Odesa (by 1.7%), and Chernihiv (by 1.6%) regions.