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PHARMACY SALES IN UKRAINE 30% UP IN JAN-SEPT – BUSINESS CREDIT COMPANY

Pharmacy sales in Ukraine in January-September 2018 in monetary terms increased by 30% compared to the same period in 2017, to UAH 61.788 billion. Business Credit company told Interfax-Ukraine, in natural terms sales for the specified period increased by a mere 1%, to 1.124 million packs, while the weighted average price rose by 28%, to UAH 55 per unit of goods. According to the company, retail sales of medicines in January-September in monetary terms increased by 32%, to UAH 50.805 billion, in natural terms by 10%, to 754.352 million packs. The weighted average price of medicines in the first nine months of 2018 was UAH 67.4 per product unit.
As reported, in the first half of 2018 pharmacy sales in Ukraine in monetary terms were up by 36% compared to the same period in 2017 and amounted to UAH 43.011 billion, while sales in real terms by 5%, to 780.737 million packs.
Retail sales of drugs in the first half of the year in monetary terms grew by 38%, to UAH 35.454 billion, in natural terms by 16%, to 530.846 million packs.

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PHARMACY SALES IN UKRAINE 32% UP IN JAN-AUG – BUSINESS CREDIT COMPANY

Pharmacy sales in Ukraine in monetary terms in January-August 2018 increased by 32% compared to the same period in 2017, to UAH 55.233 billion. Business Credit company told Interfax-Ukraine sales in natural terms for the specified period rose by 2%, to 1.005 million packages, while the weighted average price increased by 29%, to UAH 55 per unit of goods.
According to the company, retail sales of medicines in January-August in monetary terms grew by 34%, to UAH 45.42 billion, in natural terms by 13%, to 679.897 million packages.
As reported, in the first half of 2018 pharmacy sales in Ukraine in monetary terms were up by 36% compared to the same period in 2017 and amounted to UAH 43.011 billion, while sales in natural terms by 5%, to 780.737 million packs.
Retail sales of drugs in the first half of the year in money terms increased by 38%, to UAH 35.454 billion, in natural terms by 16%, to 530.846 million packs.

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REVENUE FROM SALES OF FARMLAND LEASE RIGHTS IN JAN-AUG EXCEEDS ENTIRE 2017 FIGURE

Revenue of local budgets from the sale of rights to lease farmland parcels in state ownership by territorial agencies of the State Service for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre totaled UAH 131 million in January-August 2018.
The Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry said in a press release that in 2017, revenue from the sale of rights to lease farmland parcels in state ownership totaled UAH 118.7 million, in 2016- UAH 95.8 million and in 2015 – UAH 38.4 million.
The ministry said that the good results of land auctions were recorded in Sumy region (5,143 ha for UAH 11.98 million), Odesa region (4,162 ha for UAH 17.8 million), Donetsk region (2,897 ha for UAH 4.49 million), Chernihiv region (3,954 ha for UAH 10.9 million) and Kherson region (2,888 ha for UAH 3.14 million).

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SALES OF TELECOM SERVICES IN UKRAINE 11% UP

The volume of sales of services by telecommunications and postal communications enterprises in Ukraine in January-June 2018 amounted to UAH 34.82 billion, which in absolute prices is higher than the level of H1 2017 by 11%, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
According to its data, the volume of services provided to the population amounted to UAH 20.6 billion, or 59.15% of the total volume of services sold, which is 13.4% up from the same period last year.
At the same time, in comparable prices compared to H1 2017 the volume of services sold as a whole increased by 2% and in terms of providing services to the population grew by 2.9%.
In particular, in absolute prices in H1 2018 the volume of sales of postal and courier services grew by 31%, to UAH 2.75 billion, of which services rendered to the population amounted to UAH 785 million, which is 27.2% up from the same period last year.
The volume of sales of mobile communications services in January-June 2018 grew by 7.4%, to UAH 18.25 billion, of which services provided to the public amounted to UAH 12.71 billion (14.56% up from the same period in 2016).
The volume of sales of Internet services in H1 2018 also rose by 17% and amounted to UAH 6.2 billion, of which the population was provided with services worth UAH 4.22 billion (19.8% up from H1 2017).

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SALES OF SERVICES IN UKRAINE 5.8% UP IN Q2 2018

The volume of sales of services by service enterprises in Ukraine in Q2 2018 amounted to UAH 181.7 billion, which in comparable prices is higher than the level of Q2 2017 by 5.8%, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
According to its data, the volume of services provided to the population amounted to 22.5% of the total volume of services sold.
As reported, the volume of sales of services by service enterprises in Ukraine increased by 3% in Q1 2018, by 0.6% in Q4 2017, by 3.1% in Q3 2017, by 7.7% in Q2 2017, and by 14.8% in Q1 2017.

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SNACK SALES IN UKRAINE UP IN 2017-2018 – NIELSEN

Sales of snacks on the Ukrainian market grew by 6.8% in unit value in the period from April 2017 through March 2018, Nielsen research company has reported.
According to a retail audit report by Nielsen, the retail grew by almost the same figure as in April 2016 through March 2017 – by 6.1%. The pace of sales growth in nominal value increased from April 2017 through March 2018 by 24.7%, and in 2016-2017 – by 14.3%.
The potato crisps segment made the main contribution to the growth of the snack market, occupying 34% in nominal value and 23.3% in unit value – its sales grew by 29% and 21% in nominal value and in unit value respectively. A year ago the sales growth was 17.1% and 5.9% respectively.
The sunflower seeds segment is the largest segment in sales in unit value – the share of total sales is 36.2%, and in nominal value – 26.3%. From April 2017 through March 2018, sales grew by 16.1% in nominal value and fell by 6.6% in unit value. “Private labels on the snack market are widely presented: the share of total sales is 11.5% in nominal value and 17.1% in unit value
Hypermarkets and supermarkets occupy the largest share of total channels – 50.2% in nominal value and 53.6% in unit value.
According to Nielsen, growth of snacks is seen in hypermarkets and supermarkets: by 17.3% in unit value and 36.8% in nominal value. Mini-markets showed a rise of 10.3% in unit value and 31.2% in nominal value.

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