The growth of Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) in April-June 2018 was 3.6% compared to the same period in 2017, while the growth rate in the first quarter was lower, namely 3.1%, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said.
The indicator of economic sentiment in Ukraine, calculated by the State Statistics Service, in the third quarter of 2018 was 109.6% compared with 104% and 108.8% respectively in the second and first quarters of this year.
The negative balance of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods in January-June 2018 increased by 33% compared to January-June 2017, to $2.658 billion (it was $2 billion in January-June 2017), the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said.
The deficit of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods and services in the first half of 2018 was $653 million, which was 13.4 times higher than in the first half of 2017, the State Statistics Service said.
The surplus of Ukraine’s foreign trade in services in the first half of 2018 increased by 6% compared to the same period in 2017, to $2.826 billion (in the first half of 2017 some $2.658 billion), the State Statistics Service has said.
Consumer prices in Ukraine fell by 0.7% in July, while since the beginning of the year their growth was 3.6%, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine has reported.
Revenue of Ukraine’s national budget in July 2018 totaled UAH 64.46 billion, which is 0.1% more than the target, according to a Wednesday posting on the website of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine.
Money supply in Ukraine in July 2018 increased by 1.3%, to UAH 1.229 trillion, such preliminary data of monetary statistics are posted on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
The government of Ukraine has revised the medium-term strategy of public debt management by setting more ambitious goals to reduce direct state debt in relation to GDP, in particular, to 60% of GDP by the end of the current year, instead of the previously planned 62% of GDP.
Industrial production in Ukraine in July 2018 increased by 2.9% compared to July 2017, while in June this figure stood at 2.2%, in May at 2.5%, in April at 3%, the State Statistics Service has said.
The transport enterprises of Ukraine in January-July 2018 reduced transportation of goods by 1% compared to January-July 2017, to 356.3 million tonnes.
Transport companies in Ukraine in January-July 2018 decreased passenger transportation by 1.9% compared to January-July 2017, to 2.636 billion people.
The volume of completed construction works in Ukraine in July 2018 increased by 9.7% compared to July 2017, whereas growth in June 2018 from June 2017 was 2.2%.
Ukraine’s retail trade in January-July 2018 grew by 6% in comparable prices from January-July 2017, to UAH 505.763 billion, the State Statistics Service reported.