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REGIONAL STRUCTURE OF RETAIL TRADE TURNOVER IN UKRAINE IN JAN–AUG, 2019

Regional structure of retail trade turnover in Ukraine in Jan–Aug, 2019

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RETAIL TRADE TURNOVER IN UKRAINE 10.1% UP IN JAN-JULY 2019 – STATISTICS

Retail trade turnover in Ukraine (legal entities and individual entrepreneurs) in January-July 2019 in comparable prices increased by 10.1% compared with January-July 2018, the State Statistics Service has said.
According to its data, in nominal terms the volume of retail trade for the seven months of this year amounted to UAH 594.314 billion.
In July 2019 compared with the previous month, retail trade turnover rose by 4.8%, in annual terms (July 2019 to July 2018) by 9%.
The largest growth in retail trade turnover in January-July 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 was recorded in Vinnytsia (18%), Ternopil (17%), Cherkasy (16.2%), Odesa (15%), Kyiv (by 14.5%), Khmelnytsky (by 13.4%), Dnipropetrovsk (by 12.5%), Donetsk (by 11.6%), Luhansk (by 11.3%) regions and in Kyiv (by 14%).
According to the statistics agency, the leaders in absolute terms of the volume of retail trade turnover for the seven months of 2019 were Kyiv city (UAH 115.506 billion), Dnipropetrovsk (UAH 47.1 billion), Odesa (UAH 45.353 billion), Kharkiv (UAH 44.846 billion), Kyiv (UAH 44.199 billion), and Lviv (UAH 36.425 billion) regions. In Donetsk region over this period, retail trade turnover rose by 10.3% (up to UAH 19.122 billion), in Luhansk region by 11.3% (up to UAH 5.425 billion).

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RETAIL TRADE TURNOVER IN UKRAINE INCREASES BY 7.4% IN JAN-MARCH

Retail trade turnover in Ukraine in comparable prices in January-March 2019 increased by 7.4% compared to January-March 2018, to UAH 235.804 billion the State Statistics Service has reported.
According to its data, in March 2019 retail trade turnover compared with February 2019 increased by 13.9%, and compared with March 2018 it grew by 8.9%.
The largest increase in the retail trade turnover of enterprises (legal entities and individual entrepreneurs) in January-March 2019 compared with January-March 2018 was recorded in Kyiv and Vinnysia (each by 11.7% compared to the same period in 2018), Lviv (by 9.7%), Dnipropetrovsk (by 9.3%), Odesa (by 9.2%), Kharkiv (by 9%), Ivano-Frankivsk (by 8.2%), Ternopil (by 8.1%), Kherson, Zakarapattia and Donetsk (by 8%) regions.
The leaders in absolute terms of the volume of retail turnover in the first three months were: Kyiv city (UAH 45.055 billion), Dnipropetrovsk (UAH 22.210 billion), Kharkiv (UAH 19.148 billion), Kyiv (UAH 16.828 billion), Odesa (UAH 16.734 billion), and Lviv (UAH 14.724 billion) regions.
According to statistics, in Donetsk region, retail trade turnover in January-March increased 8% (to UAH 7.498 billion), Luhansk – by 4% (to UAH 2.198 billion).
The State Statistics Service said that the turnover of retail enterprises (legal entities) in March 2019 compared with March 2018 increased by 9.5%, and compared to February 2019 by 13.9%, to UAH 61.493 billion. In January-March 2019, the turnover of retail enterprises rose by 8.2%, to UAH 170.695 billion.
The wholesale turnover of enterprises in January-March 2019 compared with January-March 2018 decreased by 5.5% and amounted to UAH 500.32 billion.
As reported, the retail trade turnover of Ukraine in 2018 increased by 6.1%.
The State Statistics Service noted that the data are given excluding the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol and the area of the joint forces operation.

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TRADE TURNOVER BETWEEN UKRAINE AND INDIA AMOUNTS TO $2.3 BLN IN JAN-OCT 2018

Trade turnover between Ukraine and India in January-October 2018 amounted to $2.3 billion, of which $1.5 billion was the cost of sunflower oil, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv has said. “India ranks first in terms of exports of Ukrainian goods to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and is the fifth largest buyer of Ukrainian products among countries in the world,” he wrote on Facebook.
The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade said on Twitter the Ukrainian delegation headed by Kubiv on January 11-13 is on a working visit to India to participate in the 25th international summit “New India: Rising to Global Occasions.”

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