These are the figures of Ukraine’s State Statistics Service.
At the same time, over the past year the number of market places has reduced by 2% or from 2,177 to 2,134. Their business area decreased by 0.6%, or to 11.4 million square meters, the number of trading places - by 2.2%, or to 732,700 units.
According to the State Statistics Service, the so-called ultimate markets total 63% (1,350 units) of the general number of markets in Ukraine. And non-food market places in Ukraine totals 509 units, or 23% of the general number of food markets - 275, or 12.9%.