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.”
Ukraine’s retail trade in January-June 2018 increased by 6.2%.
Four regions (City of Kyiv with Kyiv region, Dnipropetrovsk region, Kharkiv region and Odesa region) amount to 51% of total trade turnover.
Luhansk and Ternopil are on the last places.
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 volume of trade between Ukraine and Belarus in January-February 2018 reached $370 million, Ambassador of Belarus to Ukraine Igor Sokol has said.
“The growth of Ukrainian exports to Belarus outpaces the growth of Belarusian exports to Ukraine: if Belarus’ exports to Ukraine grow by 20-25%, then Ukrainian exports rise by 40-50%,” he said at a press conference in Kyiv.
According to the official, the growth of trade turnover between Ukraine and Belarus in 2017 was 20% and reached $4.6 billion.
Ukraine in the past year in terms of commodity turnover and exports ranked second among all trade partners of Belarus, in imports it ranked fifth.
“In turn, Belarus ranked fourth in the rating of the largest export markets of Ukraine. Belarusian exports increased by 18%, imports from Ukraine by almost 24%,” he added.
Sokol announced that the Made in Belarus exhibition of Belarusian producers will take place in the International Exhibition Center (Kyiv) on April 10-14, 2018. It is planned to present the achievements of 53 leading Belarusian companies in the sphere of machine building, petrochemistry, agriculture, food and light industry. Within the framework of the exhibition the “Belarus-Ukraine: Prospects of Cooperation” conference will be held.