Business news from Ukraine

ATB TO ACQUIRE RETAIL AND OFFICE CENTER IN RIVNE

LLC ATB-Invest (Dnipro), part of the ATB group of companies, plans to acquire a retail and office center in Rivne, owned by the Novus retailer, which is part of the Lithuanian group BT Invest. As the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) said it plans on February 7 to consider the case of granting permission to ATB-Invest LLC to acquire assets, namely a Rivne-based retail and office center, owned by Novus-Ukraine LLC (Kyiv).
According to the Novus website, its chain as of February 7, 2019, includes two stores in Rivne: at 26 Gagarin Street and at 24 Bohoyavlenska Street.
Novus Ukraine LLC was established in 2008, the same year the first Novus supermarket was opened in the country.
According to the State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs as of February 7, 2019, Novus Ukraine LLC is wholly owned by CJSC Consul Trade House (Vilnius, Lithuania). The final beneficiaries are Marina Pozniakova, Agnė Ruzgienė, Raimondas Tumėnas.
The charter capital of Novus Ukraine LLC is UAH 634.7 million.
The Novus supermarket chain is developed by BT Invest (Lithuania), which was established in 2008 by former shareholders of Sandora Raimondas Tumėnas and the late Ihor Bezzub.
The ATB chain in 2018 expanded by 80 new and 41 renovated retail outlets, numbering 990 stores in 22 Ukrainian regions.
It posted record high sales in its 25-year history, which amounted to UAH 103.6 billion, including VAT.

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WEEKLY CHANGES IN RETAIL FUEL PRICES IN UKRAINE

Average retail prices for petrol and diesel fuel in Ukraine in the period from January 18 through January 25, 2019 fell by 0.03-0.14%, while prices of LPG by 4.48%, according to data from the A-95 Consulting Group (Kyiv).
Changes in average retail fuel prices UAH per liter in Ukraine:

©Source: A-95 Consulting Company

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CHANGES IN RETAIL FUEL PRICES IN UKRAINE

Average retail prices for petrol and diesel fuel in Ukraine in the period from January 11 through January 18, 2019 fell by 0.17-0.1%, while prices of LPG by 4.51%, according to data from the A-95 Consulting Group (Kyiv).
Changes in average retail fuel prices UAH per liter in Ukraine:

©Source: A-95 Consulting Company

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RETAIL FUEL PRICES IN UKRAINE CHANGE OVER WEEK – A-95

Average retail prices for petrol and diesel fuel in Ukraine in the period from December 21 through December 28, 2018 fell by 0.78-0.88%, while prices of LPG by 2.3%, according to data from the A-95 Consulting Group (Kyiv).
As reported, in 2017, average retail prices for petrol in Ukraine increased 19.2-20.1% (UAH 4.61-4.76 per liter), and for diesel fuel 22.6% (UAH 4.84 per liter). At the same time, average prices for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), despite a sharp increase in August due to deficit, showed an increase of only 2.9% for the year (by UAH 0.36 per liter).
Changes in average retail fuel prices UAH per liter in Ukraine:

©Source: A-95 Consulting Company

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RETAIL TRADE TURNOVER IN UKRAINE 6.2% UP

Retail trade turnover in Ukraine, excluding the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol and Donbas, in January-November 2018 in comparable prices increased by 6.2% compared with January-November 2017, the State Statistics Service has reported.
Retail trade turnover in November 2018 rose by 1.2% compared with October, while by 5.6% from November 2017.
The largest growth in retail trade turnover in the first 11 months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 was observed in Luhansk (by 27.8%), Donetsk (by 14.7%), Poltava (by 12.4%), and Zakarpattia (by 12%) regions.
The leaders in absolute terms of the volume of retail turnover for the 11 months were Kyiv city (UAH 157.37 billion), Dnipropetrovsk (UAH 75.8 billion), Kharkiv (UAH 64.61 billion), Odesa (UAH 61.877 billion), Kyiv (UAH 58.828 billion), and Lviv regions (UAH 51.362 billion).
According to the service, retail trade turnover in Donetsk region in January-November 2018 compared to January-November 2017 increased by 14.7% (to UAH 25.65 billion), Luhansk region by 27.8% (to UAH 7.27 billion).
The State Statistics Service said that trade turnover at retail enterprises (legal entities) in November 2018 compared with November 2017 grew by 5.2%, and compared to October 2018 by 1.1%, amounting to UAH 59.496 billion, for the 11 months grew by 5.8%, to UAH 595.675 billion.
In the first 11 months of 2018, wholesale turnover at enterprises rose by 4.3% compared to the corresponding period last year and amounted to UAH 2.003 trillion.

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