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RETAIL TRADE IN UKRAINE GROWS BY 6% IN JAN-JULY

Ukraine’s retail trade in January-July 2018 grew by 6% in comparable prices from January-July 2017, the State Statistics Service reported on Monday.
Retail trade in July 2018 alone increased by 3.9% from June 2018 and by 6.6% from July 2017. The largest increase in retail trade in the seven months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 was registered in Luhansk region (23.4%), Zakarpattia (10.9%), Poltava region (10.5%) and Donetsk region (10.3%).
The report does not include data from the temporarily occupied areas in Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, and partly Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
As reported, Ukrainian retailers in 2017 saw an 8.8% increase in turnover, estimated at UAH 816.554 billion.

UKRAINE’S RETAIL TRADE INCREASES BY 6.2%, HIGHEST GROWTH IN LUHANSK, POLTAVA, DONETSK REGION

Ukraine’s retail trade in January-June 2018 increased by 6.2% in comparable prices compared to January-June 2017, the State Statistics Service said on Friday. In June 2018 alone, retail trade decreased by 0.8% compared to May 2018, but it grew by 6.3% compared to June 2017.
The highest growth in retail trade in January-June of 2018 was recorded in the following regions: Luhansk (24.0%), Poltava (10.4%), Donetsk (10.3%), Zakarpattia (10.2%), Vinnytsia (9.9%), Kyiv (9.3%) and Ternopil (8.4%) regions. The State Statistics Service recalls that the report does not include information from temporarily occupied areas of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and part of Russian-occupied Donbas in the east of Ukraine.

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