Retail trade turnover in Ukraine (legal entities and individual entrepreneurs) in January-July 2019 in comparable prices increased by 10.1% compared with January-July 2018, the State Statistics Service has said.
According to its data, in nominal terms the volume of retail trade for the seven months of this year amounted to UAH 594.314 billion.
In July 2019 compared with the previous month, retail trade turnover rose by 4.8%, in annual terms (July 2019 to July 2018) by 9%.
The largest growth in retail trade turnover in January-July 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 was recorded in Vinnytsia (18%), Ternopil (17%), Cherkasy (16.2%), Odesa (15%), Kyiv (by 14.5%), Khmelnytsky (by 13.4%), Dnipropetrovsk (by 12.5%), Donetsk (by 11.6%), Luhansk (by 11.3%) regions and in Kyiv (by 14%).
According to the statistics agency, the leaders in absolute terms of the volume of retail trade turnover for the seven months of 2019 were Kyiv city (UAH 115.506 billion), Dnipropetrovsk (UAH 47.1 billion), Odesa (UAH 45.353 billion), Kharkiv (UAH 44.846 billion), Kyiv (UAH 44.199 billion), and Lviv (UAH 36.425 billion) regions. In Donetsk region over this period, retail trade turnover rose by 10.3% (up to UAH 19.122 billion), in Luhansk region by 11.3% (up to UAH 5.425 billion).