The volume of construction work in Ukraine in April 2020 decreased by 16.1% compared to April 2019, while in March 2020 it decreased by 12.8% compared to March 2019. The State Statistics Service said that the volume of construction work amounted to UAH 36.2 billion from the beginning of 2020. In general, this indicator decreased by 8.7% in January-April 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.
According to the service, the indicator decreased by 4.1% in April compared to March (according to seasonally adjusted data, it decreased by 2.8%), while in March this figure fell by 1.8% compared to February.
The State Statistics Service said that in April 2020 from April 2019, the volume of work decreased in all sectors of construction. Thus, according to unadjusted data, the decrease in volumes of residential construction amounted to 28.9%, in nonresidential construction was12.1%, in building the engineering structures amounted to 12.6%.
The share of new construction of the total volume of finished construction works amounted to 45.3%, repairs to 27.1%, reconstruction and technical re-equipment to 27.6%.
In January-April 2020, compared with the same period in 2019, an increase in the volume of construction work was recorded in Chernihiv (by 38.3%, to UAH 499.6 million), Rivne (by 7.9%, to UAH 521 million), Lviv (by 5.1%, to UAH 2.63 billion), Kyiv (by 4.8%, to UAH 2.23 billion), Ternopil (by 3.5%, to UAH 519.5 million) and Mykolaiv (by 0.3%, to UAH 766.1 million) regions. In the remaining 18 regions and Kyiv city, a decrease in the volume of construction work was recorded, in particular, in Kirovohrad by 44.9%, to UAH 298.6 million, Vinnytsia by 33.3%, to UAH 1.28 billion, and Zhytomyr by 20.6%, to UAH 399.5 million. In Kyiv city, the volume of construction work done during this period decreased by 8.7% and amounted to UAH 8.91 billion.
The data are given excluding the occupied territory of Crimea and the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.