Business news from Ukraine

NUMBER OF ORDERS FROM ALIEXPRESS 28% UP IN APRIL

Nova Poshta Global, part of the Nova Poshta group of companies, notes a 28% increase in Ukrainians’ orders from AliExpress compared to April last year.
According to a press release, in January-March of this year Nova Poshta Global delivered over 1,000 tonnes of goods from China and the United States by air.
“AliExpress continues to be a favorite foreign online store among Ukrainians, on which not only the number of orders has grown, but also the average check of purchases. If it was $6.6 amid quarantine, now it has grown to $11.6, and the number of orders of protective equipment and medical goods, including masks, respirators, thermometers, etc., rose. But the most popular categories of goods remain phone cases, cables, chargers, clothes, shoes, underwear and dietary supplements,” Nova Poshta Global notes.
Regarding popularity among Ukrainians, AliExpress, according to the company, is followed by the American online stores iHerb, Ebay, Amazon and 6p.m.
According to Nova Poshta Global, the number of orders from customers from Zhytomyr region doubled during quarantine. However, the most active buyers from abroad remain residents of large cities, namely Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and Lviv.

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STATE PROPERTY FUND OF UKRAINE TO ANNOUNCE AUCTION FOR SALE OF DNIPRO HOTEL IN APRIL

The State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPF) will announce an auction for the sale of the Dnipro Hotel located downtown Kyiv in April 2020, Head of the SPF Dmytro Sennychenko said on Facebook on Thursday, March 12. According to Sennychenko, the SPF, together with the new hotel management, are carrying out financial and technical audit at the facility.
“We have intensified preparations for the auction, that will allow us to start the auction in April and find a new owner for the hotel in May,” he reported.
The SPF head said, the net financial result of the Dnipro Hotel amounted to UAH 146,000 in the end of 2019.
As reported, the starting price of the hotel will be $10 million.
Earlier, the SPF appointed Elina Sapozhkova as the new director of the Dnipro Hotel.

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