Real wages in Ukraine in April 2018 compared to April 2017 increased by 12.5%, compared to March 2018 by 0.4%, the State Statistics Service has said.
The average nominal wage of full-day workers in April 2018 compared to March 2018 increased by 1.2%, in annual terms rose by 27.3%, amounting to UAH 8,382, whereas in March it was UAH 8,382, February UAH 7,828, January some UAH 7,711.
According to the statistics, the largest increase in the average salary of full-day workers in April 2018 compared with April 2017 was observed in Zaporizhia (32.7%), Vinnytsia (31.9%), Dnipropetrovsk (31.7%), Kyiv (30.1%), Zakarpattia (29.3%), Poltava (29.1%), Zhytomyr (27.7%), Volyn and Lviv (27.3%), Cherkasy (27.1%), Chernivtsi (23.9%), Sumy (25.9%), Ternopil (26.1%), Kirovohrad and Rivne (25.1%) regions and Kyiv city (21.9%).
Wage growth in Donetsk and Luhansk regions (excluding part of the uncontrolled territories) was 36.1% and 33.7% respectively.
The highest level of wages in the past month was recorded in Kyiv at UAH 13,150, the lowest one in Ternopil region at UAH 6,394.
In April 2018 compared to the same month in 2017 wages grew in the sphere of state administration and defense, compulsory social insurance (by 44.1%), transport enterprises, warehousing, postal and courier activities (32.8%), agriculture, forestry and fishery (30.8%), industry (27.9%), information and telecommunications (27.9%), construction (27.3%), administrative and support services (27.2%), wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (24.7%), real estate operations (22.5%), education and in the sphere of art, sports, entertainment and recreation (21.4%), financial and insurance activities (18.8%), health care and social assistance (17.4%), professional, scientific and technical activities (19.2%), and temporary accommodation and catering (19%).