In the first nine months of 2018 Ukraine's foreign trade deficit has increased dramatically, amounting to $ 1.45 billion compared to the same period last year. The State Statistics Service of Ukraine on November 14 published the relevant data (except for the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as the Russian occupied territories of Crimea and Sevastopol).
In the first nine months of this year, Ukraine has exported $ 41.7 billion in exports of goods and services, which is 9.3% more than last year.
According to the report, imports of goods and services to Ukraine totaled $ 45.16 billion. US dollars, which is 15% more than last year.
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Exports of goods in January-August 2018 will amount to 30, 910.5 mln. , Which is 112.4% more than in January-August 2017, import – 35914.6 mln. Dollars or 116.1%. This was reported by the press service of the Kazakh Statistics Agency.
As previously reported, Russia was the main (85.7%) insufficient partner Foreign trade in Ukraine. In the first half of 2018, Ukraine's total exports and imports increased by 11.2% and 13.5%, respectively. True, the negative balance has grown 14 times.