Business news from Ukraine

HUNGARY REMAINS LEADING BUYER OF UKRAINIAN ELECTRICITY

Ukraine in January-June 2019 increased revenue from exports of electricity by 17.9% or $28.792 million compared with January-June 2018, to $189.455 million, including $32.188 million in June alone. Hungary bought electricity worth $118.05 million, Poland $40.386 million, Moldova $23.487 million, other countries $7.532 million, Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service has said.
Over the period under review, Ukraine imported electricity worth $0.607 million, in particular, electricity imports from the Russian Federation were estimated at $0.571 million, from Belarus at $0.034 million, from Moldova at $0.003 million.
As reported, Ukraine in 2018 exported electricity worth $331.942 million. Hungary bought electricity worth $189.958 million, Poland $78.763 million, Moldova $53.144 million, and other countries $10.078 million. Exports of Ukrainian electricity in monetary terms in 2018 increased by 40.9% compared to 2017.
Ukraine increased electricity exports by 19.3% or 999.4 million kWh in 2018, to 6.166 billion kWh.
According to the forecast, Ukraine in 2019 plans to export 6.42 billion kWh of electricity, and this is slightly more than in 2018 (6.2 billion kWh).

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MAIN MARKETS FOR UKRAINIAN ELECTRICITY EXPORTS ARE HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA AND ROMANIA

Ukraine in January-May 2019 increased electricity exports by 2.3% (by 60 million kWh) compared to the same period in 2018, to 2.713 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has told Interfax-Ukraine. Electricity supplies from the Burshtyn TPP Energy Island in the direction of Hungary, Slovakia and Romania increased by 9.6% (by 161.2 million kWh), to 1.847 billion kWh.
Electricity supplies to Poland decreased by 15.2% (by 99.9 million kWh), to 556.6 million kWh.
Electricity supplies to Moldova amounted to 309.5 million kWh, which is 0.4% (1.2 million kWh) less than in January-May 2018.
For the five months of 2018 and 2019, Ukrainian electricity was not exported to Belarus and Russia.
In addition, in the first five months of this year, Ukraine imported 11.8 million kWh of electricity from the Russian Federation and Belarus compared to 14.8 million kWh in January-May 2018.

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UKRTRANSGAZ, HUNGARY’S FGSZ INCREASE TECHNICAL CAPACITY OF GAS TRANSPORTATION FROM HUNGARY TO UKRAINE BY 14%

Ukrainian and Hungarian transmission system operators – Ukrtransgaz and FGSZ Ltd. – increased the technical capacity of natural gas transportation from Hungary to Ukraine by 14% at the point of GMS Beregadorets to 19.5 million cubic meters per day, the press service of Ukrtransgaz has reported.
The relevant agreements have been signed between Ukrtransgaz JSC and FGSZ Ltd, and will come into force on 30 May 2019.
“The new agreements enable a significant increase of the gas import capacity from Hungary to Ukraine. This development is particularly important in light of the preparations for the winter season 2020,” Ukrtransgaz said, recalling that to mitigate supply risks, Ukraine aims to accumulate 20 billion cubic meters of gas in its underground storages by the beginning of the next heating season.
Ukrtransgaz said that the Hungarian import direction has gained in popularity in recent years among Ukrtransgaz customers. In 2016, about 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas was imported from Hungary to Ukraine. In 2017 this figure rose to 2.8 billion cubic meters, and in 2018 it reached 3.4 billion cubic meters. Since the beginning of 2019, there has been additional year-on-year growth of 66% to 0.92 billion cubic meters.
“With tariffs for the exit points of the Hungarian gas transmission system from April to September at the competitive to European ones level, there is a strong possibility that the current growth trend will continue over the coming months,” the company said.

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UKRAINE INCREASES REVENUE FROM ELECTRICITY EXPORT, KEY CLIENTS – HUNGARY, POLAND, MOLDOVA

Ukraine in January-March 2019 increased revenue from exports of electricity by 22.2% or $17.895 million compared with January-March 2018, to $98.366 million, including $33.798 million in March alone.
Hungary bought electricity worth $58.014 million, Poland $22.13 million, Moldova $13.635 million, other countries $4.587 million, Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service has said.
Over the period under review, Ukraine imported electricity worth $0.263 million, in particular, electricity imports from the Russian Federation were estimated at $0.249 million, from Belarus at $0.012 million, from Moldova at $0.002 million.
As reported, Ukraine in 2018 exported electricity worth $331.942 million. Hungary bought electricity worth $189.958 million, Poland $78.763 million, Moldova $53.144 million, and other countries $10.078 million. Exports of Ukrainian electricity in monetary terms in 2018 increased by 40.9% compared to 2017.
Ukraine increased electricity exports by 19.3% or 999.4 million kWh in 2018, to 6.166 billion kWh.
According to the forecast, Ukraine in 2019 plans to export 6.42 billion kWh of electricity, and this is slightly more than in 2018 (6.2 billion kWh).

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MAJOR BUYERS OF UKRAINIAN ELECTRICITY – HUNGARY, POLAND, MOLDOVA

Ukraine in January-November 2018 exported electricity worth $297.619 million, including $31.505 million in November alone. Hungary bought electricity worth $170.705 million, Poland $70.792 million, Moldova $48.019 million, other countries $8.103 million, Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service has said. Over the period under review, Ukraine imported electricity worth $1.316 million, in particular, electricity imports from the Russian Federation were estimated at $1.245 million, from Belarus at $0.064 million, from Moldova at $0.008 million.
As reported, Ukraine plans in 2018 to increase exports of electricity to the EU and Moldova by 13.3% from 2017 to 5.855 billion kWh. According to the forecast for 2018, deliveries from the Burshtyn TPP energy island to Hungary, Slovakia, Romania will be 3.6 billion kWh, to Poland 1.2 billion kWh, and to Moldova 1.055 billion kWh.

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ELECTRICITY EXPORTS FROM UKRAINE ESTIMATED AT $213 MLN, LEADING CUSTOMER – HUNGARY

Ukraine in January-August 2018 exported electricity worth $213.38 million, including $27.254 million in August alone. Hungary bought electricity worth $127.415 million, Poland $49.233 million, Moldova $31.397 million, other countries $5.335 million, Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service has said. Exports of Ukrainian electricity in monetary terms in January-August 2018 increased by 21.1% compared to the same period in 2017 ($176.241 million).
Over the period under review, Ukraine imported electricity worth $1.056 million, in particular, electricity imports from the Russian Federation were estimated at $1.005 million, from Belarus at $0.046 million, from Moldova at $0.006 million.
As reported, Ukraine plans in 2018 to increase exports of electricity to the EU and Moldova by 13.3% from 2017 to 5.855 billion kWh. According to the forecast for 2018, deliveries from the Burshtyn TPP energy island to Hungary, Slovakia, Romania will be 3.6 billion kWh, to Poland 1.2 billion kWh, and to Moldova 1.055 billion kWh.

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