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UKRAINIAN ENTERPRISES IMPORT GAS AT $323 PER 1,000 CUBIC METERS IN OCT

Ukrainian enterprises in October 2018 imported gas at an average price of $323.44 (UAH 9,059.13) per 1,000 cubic meters, according to the website of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
Thus, the price of gas imports in October was 6.3% higher than in September, when it was $304.36 (UAH 8,490.33) per 1,000 cubic meters.
The price in October 2018 is the highest since February 2015 when gas was imported to Ukraine at $328.60 per 1,000 cubic meters.
As reported, the price of gas imports per 1,000 cubic meters was $272.93 (UAH 7,784) in January 2018, $276.96 (UAH 7,430) in February 2018, $274.57 (UAH 7,154) in March 2018, $309.91 (UAH 8,100) in April 2018, $260.01 (UAH 6,806) in May 2018, $266.35 (UAH 6,960.18) in June, $288.82 (UAH 7,594) in July, $286.65 (UAH 7,910) in August, and $304.36 (UAH 8,490.33) in September, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade said.
Earlier, Chief Commercial Officer of Naftogaz Ukrainy Yuriy Vitrenko said the average customs value of imported gas published by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade is not representative.

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UKRAINE RAISES CHEESE IMPORT BY 30% AND CUTS EXPORT BY 4%

Ukraine exported 5,390 tonnes of cheese in January-August 2018, which is 4.1% less than in the same period in 2017. According to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service, in monetary terms exports amounted to $20.04 million, and this is 2.6% more than a year ago.
At the same time, cheese imports in January-August 2018 amounted to 7,810 tonnes, which is 30% more than in the same period in 2017. In terms of money, this indicator increased by 41.2%, to $38.31 million.
Exports of butter from Ukraine in January-August this year rose by 19.2%, to 21,410 tonnes. In monetary terms, this figure grew by 32.2% and amounted to $92.43 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, imports of this product increased 2.4 times, to 710 tonnes ($4.84 million).
Exports of milk and cream (condensed) in January-August decreased 19.8%, to 26,640 tonnes. Ukraine supplied condensed milk and cream for a total of $43.77 million against $57.07 million in January-August 2017. Imports of this group of goods increased by 1.7 times, to 1,430 tonnes ($3.51 million).

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