The volume of construction work decreased by 12.8% in Ukraine in March 2020 compared to March 2019, whereas in February 2020 by 3.8% compared to February 2019.
The State Statistics Service said that the volume of construction work has reached UAH 26.1 billion from the beginning of 2020. In general, that indicator decreased by 5.5% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.
The statistics service said that the indicator increased by 28.2% in March, compared to February (according to seasonally adjusted data, it decreased by 1.8%), while compared to January 2019, that indicator decreased by 2.7%.
The statistics service said in March 2020 that the volume of work decreased in all sectors of construction, except non-residential one in March 2019. Thus, according to unadjusted data, the reduction in volumes in residential construction amounted to 25%, in the construction of engineering structures by 12.4%. The growth in work in the construction of non-residential buildings amounted to 1%.
The share of new construction to the total volume of finished construction works amounted to 46.7%, repair amounted to 25.8%, reconstruction and technical re-equipment amounted to 27.5%.
Decrease in the volume of construction work was recorded in 13 regions, in particular in Kirovohrad (by 50.5%, to UAH 219.3 million), Odesa (by 27.8%, to UAH 1.51 billion) and Zhytomyr (by 20.2%, to UAH 267.6 million) in January-March 2020, compared with the same period in 2019.
The largest growth in construction work was recorded in Chernihiv (by 22.9%, to UAH 339.2 million), Lviv (by 15.4%, to UAH 2.03 billion) and Rivne (by 12%, to UAH 356.5 million) regions in the first quarter of 2020. In Kyiv, the volume of construction work performed during that period decreased by 8.3% and amounted to UAH 6.46 billion.
The statistical data are given excluding the occupied territory of Crimea and the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.