Business news from Ukraine

SALES OF TELECOM SERVICES IN UKRAINE 2% DOWN IN Q1 2019

The volume of sales of services by telecommunications and postal communications enterprises in Ukraine in January-March 2019 amounted to UAH 16.99 billion, which in absolute prices is lower than the prices in Q1 2018 by 1.93%, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
According to its data, the volume of international services amounted to UAH 1.79 billion, which was 10.94%% up from Q1 2018.
At the same time, in absolute prices the volume of sales of services by telecommunications and postal communications enterprises grew by 11.2% in Q1 2019, to UAH 1.526 billion, including a rise of 7.84% in international services.
The volume of sales of mobile communications services in Q1 2019 fell by 5.85%, to UAH 8.633 billion, of which international services amounted to UAH 928 million (19.4% up from Q1 2018).
The volume of sales of Internet services in Q1 2019 rose by 19.19% and amounted to UAH 3.535 billion, including international services grew by 5.27% compared with Q1 2018.

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UKRAINE SOWS 90% OF PROJECTED AREA WITH SUGAR BEETS

Ukrainian farmers as of May 20, 2019 sowed sugar beets on 220,000 ha, which is 90% of the forecast, the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry has reported.
According to a report on the ministry’s website, farmers carried out spring field work with grain and leguminous crops on an area of 6.6 million hectares or 91% of the forecast.
In particular, 2.1 million hectares were sown with early spring grain crops; 4.3 million hectares with corn for grain, or 92% of the forecast; 23,000 hectares with buckwheat, or 24%; 37,000 hectares with millet, or 64%.
According to the data of the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry, the sowing of industrial crops continues: sunflower is planted on an area of 5.1 million hectares, or 90%, soybeans – on 1.2 million hectares, or 65%.

ONE OF THE LARGEST EXPORTERS OF VEGETABLE OIL IN UKRAINE BOOSTS VEGETABLE OIL STORAGE CAPACITIES

Allseeds, one of the largest producers and exporters of vegetable oil in Ukraine, has expanded the oil storage facilities at a terminal in the Pivdenny port (Odesa region) by 2.4 times, to 100,000 tonnes, according to a posting on the website of the group on Tuesday. “Recently, the capacity of the tank farm here has increased from 42,000 tonnes to 100,000 tonnes for one-time oil storage. The company is ready to fill tankers at seven loading points from six berths belonging to TIS company with a speed of up to 1,200 tonnes/hour,” the company said.
The company said that such capabilities in logistics and active mutually beneficial cooperation with partners allowed Allseeds in April 2019 to set its own transshipment record of about 100,000 tonnes of vegetable oil which corresponds to 1.2 million tonnes per year.
“So far [1.2 million tonnes a year]… Because the development plan implementation of the company’s oilseed-processing and terminal complexes in Pivdenny and its infrastructure continues,” the company said.
Allseeds Group was founded in 2010.

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RETAIL TRADE TURNOVER IN UKRAINE IN JAN-APR INCREASES BY 7.9%

Retail trade turnover in Ukraine in comparable prices in January-April 2019 increased by 7.9% compared to January-April 2018, the State Statistics Service has reported.
According to its data, in April 2019 retail trade turnover compared with March 2019 decreased by 2.2%, and compared with April 2018 it grew by 9.1%.
The largest increase in the retail trade turnover of enterprises (legal entities and individual entrepreneurs) in January-April 2019 compared with January-April 2018 was recorded in Vinnysia (by 13.5% compared to the same period in 2018), Kyiv (10.9%), Donetsk (10%), Dnipropetrovsk (9.9%), Lviv (9.9%) and Ternopil (9.9%) regions.
The leaders in absolute terms of the volume of retail turnover in the first four months were: Kyiv city (UAH 61.378 billion), Dnipropetrovsk (UAH 30.284 billion), Kharkiv (UAH 25.501 billion), Kyiv (UAH 23.033 billion), Odesa (UAH 22.854 billion), and Lviv (UAH 19.878 billion) regions.
According to statistics, in Donetsk region, retail trade turnover in January-April increased 10% (to UAH 10.236 billion), Luhansk – by 6.4% (to UAH 2.999 billion).
The State Statistics Service said that the turnover of retail enterprises (legal entities) in April 2019 compared with April 2018 increased by 9.8%, and compared to March 2019 it fell by 2.2%, to UAH 60.902 billion. In January-April 2019, the turnover of retail enterprises rose by 8.6%, to UAH 231.597 billion.
The wholesale turnover of enterprises in January-April 2019 compared with January-April 2018 decreased by 5.3% and amounted to UAH 680.945 billion.
As reported, the retail trade turnover of Ukraine in 2018 increased by 6.1%.

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