Ukraine: in January-February, the foreign trade deficit in goods increased — State Statistics Service




In January-February of 2019, the foreign trade deficit in goods in Ukraine reached 760 mln USD, as opposed to 727.4 mln USD in the same period last year, reported the State Statistics Service of Ukraine on April 15.

In particular, for 2 months the exports of commodities from Ukraine totaled 7.955 bln USD, up 17.9% compared with the same period of 2018. The import volumes of goods to Ukraine totaled 8.715 bln USD, up 7.6%.

The export-import coverage ratio totaled 0.91 (in January-February of 2018 — 0.91). Ukraine provided foreign trade operations with partners from 202 countries.

In the reporting period, the volume of Ukrainian commodities exports to the EU increased by 4% — to 3.457 bln USD, and the imports of EU commodities increased by 10.2% — to 3.626 bln USD.