Import of goods into Ukraine up by 7.6% - State Statistics Service

Import of goods into Ukraine up by 7.6% - State Statistics Service

In January-April 2024, Ukraine imported goods worth $21.92 billion, 7.6% up on year. At the same time, the export of Ukrainian goods increased by 0.3%, to $13.45 billion.

This was reported by the State Statistics Service, Ukrinform saw.

"In January - April 2024, the export of goods amounted to $13,451.0 million, or 100.3% against January-April 2023, imports – to $21,928.1 million, or 107.6%," the report says.

According to the State Statistics Service, the negative balance for the specified period stood at $8.47 billion (last year it was also negative, at $6.97 billion).

It is emphasized that Ukraine ran foreign trade transactions with partners from 210 countries.

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Compared to the same period last year, the largest increase was seen in the export volume of ferrous metals (+16.4%), up to $959.8 million, and fats/oils of animal and vegetable origin (+3.0%), up to $2.06 billion. At the same time, exports of grain were down by 7.4%, to $3.66 billion.

Land transport equipment (+43.1%, up to $2.61 billion) and nuclear reactors, boilers and machines (+39.9%, up to $1.92 billion) remain in the lead in terms of import growth. The largest reduction in volumes was seen in the import of fuel (40.4% below last year’s figures, standing at $2.69 billion).

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As reported earlier, referring to the Ministry of Economy, the volume of export of goods from Ukraine in May amounted to 12.2 million tonnes and $3.34 billion in monetary terms.

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