In the first three quarters of 2018, exports of Ukrainian goods to Canada increased by 48.5%.
Ukraine's international foreign exchange reserves reached $20.8 billion on January 1, 2019, which corresponds to the level of reserves in October 2013, the press center of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has reported.
According to the results of 2018, revenues of local budgets amounted to UAH 234 billion, which is by 22% (+UAH 42 billion) more than revenues in 2017.
Naftogaz group transferred UAH 136.5 billion of tax and dividend payments to the state budget in 2018, which is 27% more than in 2017, the press service of Naftogaz reports.
Taxpayers in Luhansk region transferred UAH 5.457 billion to the consolidated budget of the state budget in 2018, according to the press service of the Main Directorate of the State Fiscal Service in Luhansk region.
IMF experts expect pension reform in Ukraine adopted in 2017 will lead to a reduction in the pension fund deficit to 4.25% of GDP and an increase in pensions by at least 8.5-9.5%.
In 2018, the total volume of Ukraine’s export and import of goods reached $104.188 billion, up 12% compared with 2017.
The Ukrainian economy is recovering: the large fiscal and quasi-fiscal deficits have fallen sharply, public debt is on a downward path, the exchange rate is flexible, and inflation is declining.
The Export–Import Bank of the United States decided to resume its cooperation with Ukraine after a five-year interruption.
The International Monetary Fund and Ukraine have identified the benchmarks, which the Ukrainian side should comply with to get a full amount of financing under the Stand-By Arrangement.
Experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have said that risks to the IMF's new program for Ukraine include populism, as well as pressures for reversals in the country's financial policy ahead of the upcoming elections.
The population of Ukraine will be able to buy and sell foreign currency not only in banks and currency exchange offices of non-bank financial institutions but also at post offices, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has reported.
A new IMF’s 14-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Ukraine provides for the disbursement of three tranches. Two tranches to the tune of $2.6 billion are to be provided by the end of 2019.
Defense industry enterprises of the State Concern Ukroboronprom will use the electronic public procurement system ProZorro to sell or lease their assets, the press service of the concern reports.