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VOLUME OF CONSTRUCTION WORK IN UKRAINE IN NOV 2019 INCREASES BY 19%

The volume of construction work in Ukraine in November 2019 increased by 18.9% compared to November 2018, while in October 2019 compared to October 2018 this figure rose by 14.9%. According to the State Statistics Service, the volume of construction work in November increased by 3.9% compared to the previous month (according to seasonally adjusted data, it fell by 1.1%), while compared to September 2019 this figure decreased by 6.7%.
According to the State Statistics Service, in November 2019 from November 2018 the volume of work decreased in residential construction, and increased in non-residential and engineering construction. According to uncorrected data, the growth in non-residential construction amounted to 22.8%, engineering some 24.1%. The decrease in the volume of work in residential construction amounted to 7.5%.
In addition, in November the volume of construction work in construction of residential buildings compared to October decreased by 12.8%, while in the non-residential construction increased by 7.4%, and in construction of engineering structures by 7.1%.
In January-November 2019 compared with January-November 2018, a drop in the volume of construction work was recorded in three regions of Ukraine, in particular, in Ivano-Frankivsk (by 1%, to UAH 2.763 billion), Cherkasy (5.6%, to UAH 1.655 billion), and Zaporizhia (5.2%, to UAH 3.245 billion).
The largest growth in the volume of construction work over the 11 months was recorded in Vinnytsia (two times, to UAH 9.189 billion), Chernihiv (1.5 times, to UAH 1.589 billion), and Kherson (1.4 times, to UAH 1.566 billion) regions.
In Kyiv, the volume of construction work for the 11 months grew by 26.5% and amounted to UAH 35.55 billion.
The data are given excluding the occupied territory of Crimea and the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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VOLUME OF PERFORMED CONSTRUCTION WORKS BY UKRAINIAN REGIONS

Volume of performed construction works by Ukrainian regions

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VOLUME OF CONSTRUCTION WORK IN UKRAINE 15% UP IN OCT

The volume of construction work in Ukraine in October 2019 increased by 14.9% compared to October 2018, while in September 2019 compared to September 2018 this figure rose by 11.3%.
According to the State Statistics Service, the data are given excluding the occupied territory of Crimea and the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
According to the agency, the volume of construction work in October increased by 6.7% compared to the previous month (according to seasonally adjusted data, by 2.2%), while compared to August 2019 this figure increased by 7.2%.
According to the State Statistics Service, in October 2019 from October 2018 the volume of work decreased in-residential construction, and decreased in non-residential and engineering construction. According to uncorrected data, the growth in non-residential construction amounted to 18.8%, engineering some 22%. The decrease in the volume of work in residential construction amounted to 8.7%.
In addition, in October the volume of construction work in construction of residential buildings compared to September decreased by 8.4%, construction of engineering structures by 9.8%, while in the non-residential construction increased by 1.6%.
In January-October 2019 compared with January-October 2018, a drop in the volume of construction work was recorded in three regions of Ukraine, in particular, in Ivano-Frankivsk (by 4.5%, to UAH 2.81 billion), Cherkasy (1.9%, to UAH 1.463 billion), and Zaporizhia (5.9%, to UAH 2.81 billion).
The largest growth in the volume of construction work over the ten months was recorded in Vinnytsia (1.9 times, to UAH 6.815 billion), Chernihiv (1.5 times, to UAH 1.405 billion), and Kherson (1.4 times, to UAH 1.335 billion) regions.
In Kyiv, the volume of construction work for the ten months grew by 27.1% and amounted to UAH 31.54 billion.

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VOLUME OF CROP RECEIPTS EXCEEDS UAH 8 BLN

Ukrainian farmers received 1,238 crop receipts for the amount of UAH 8 billion since the beginning of 2019, which is 721 receipts and UAH 4.8 billion more than a year ago, the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture has reported.
According to the ministry, since the introduction of the project in Ukraine in 2015 a total of 2,116 crop receipts were registered for the amount of UAH 14.5 billion. Over 130 companies lend using crop receipts, both Ukrainian and international.
By the number of the receipts 60% are financial ones, providing for relations in cash. The average size of liabilities for one financial crop receipt is UAH 5.8 million, for a commodity one – UAH 8.4 million.
Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Inna Meteleva on October 21 at a meeting with representatives of the Crop Receipts Project in Ukraine of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) discussed the issue of changing the nature of relations on the use of crop receipts from contractual obligations for operations with securities by introducing separate legislative changes.
“Changes in the legislation will strengthen the balance of interests of the debtor and the creditor, as well as expand the business opportunities of working with crop receipts, which will provide the prerequisites for the development of refinancing,” Head of the Crop Receipts Project in Ukraine Leah Soroka said.
In the near future it is planned to submit these changes for discussion with stakeholders and interested central executive bodies to form a consolidated position.
The Crop Receipts project in Ukraine is being implemented by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Swiss Confederation. The practical application of crop receipts began in 2014 in Poltava region. Soon other regions of the country joined this financial tool.

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UKRAINE’S SEAPORTS WILL ACCEPT RECORD VOLUME OF DIESEL FUEL – EXPERT

Ukraine’s seaports, whose share in import deliveries of diesel fuel is rapidly growing amid the introduction of duties on Russian resources supplied by pipeline, will have to accept a record volume of diesel fuel in the amount of 150,000 tonnes in October, director of A-95 Consulting Group (Kyiv) Serhiy Kuyun said on Facebook.
According to him, to date, the record volume fixed in the autumn of 2015 was 130,000 tonnes.
Kuyun said that in September the share of seaports in the structure of import deliveries was 20%, whereas a year earlier it was 10%. The share of fuel supplies from Belarus is 53% (against 36% in September 2018), Russian deliveries by rail 6% (against 3%), Russian deliveries through Gomel 12% (against 9%), and Lithuania’s share some 9% (against 8%).
“After the tense first half of September, when the price of diesel fuel increased by more than 11% due to deficit, the market was balanced by the end of the month even with a slight surplus. It will come in handy in October, when supplies from Belarus are expected to fall due to the halt of Mozyr oil refinery,” the expert said.
The required amount of fuel, he said, will be covered by increasing supplies through seaports, oil refining by Ukrtatnafta, and railway deliveries from Russia.
Commenting on the market price situation in September, he noted that the cost of diesel fuel is not yet striving to decrease.

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VOLUME OF CONSTRUCTION WORK IN UKRAINE 8.9% UP

The volume of construction work in Ukraine in August 2019 increased by 8.9% compared to August 2018, while in July 2019 from July 2018 this figure rose by 14.5%.
According to the State Statistics Service, the data are given excluding the occupied territory of Crimea and Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
According to the statistics agency, the volume of construction work in August 2019 decreased by 11.5% compared with August 2019, while this figure grew by 3.3% compared to June 2019.
According to the State Statistics Service, in August 2019 compared with August 2018, the volume of work increased in nonresidential and engineering construction. According to the unadjusted data, the growth in nonresidential construction was 21.8%, and in engineering some 10.4%. The decline in in residential construction was 11.5%.
In addition, the service said that in August, the volume of work in construction of residential buildings compared with July decreased by 27.8%, engineering structures by 11.9%, and nonresidential increased by 2.4%.
In January-August 2019 compared with January-August 2018, the drop in the volume of construction work was recorded in three regions of Ukraine, in particular, in Ivano-Frankivsk (9.7%, to UAH 1.767 billion), Cherkasy (by 0.8%, to UAH 1.054 billion) and Odesa (by 8.8%, to UAH 9.31 billion).
The largest growth in the volume of construction works during the eight months of 2019 was recorded in Vinnytsia (2.1 times, to UAH 4.805 billion), Chernihiv (1.68 times, to UAH 1.026 billion), and Kherson regions (1.45 times, to UAH 1.132 billion).
In Kyiv, the volume of construction work over the eight months of this year increased by 24.7% and amounted to UAH 23.084 billion.

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