In Ukraine, the inflow of foreign direct investment is growing
In January-August 2017, the current account deficit widened by 0.3 billion USD, comparing with the previous year, and amounts 2.1 billion USD.
The export of goods amounted to 3.3 billion USD in August. As annual basis, its growth accelerated to 12.8% (from 9.3% in July)
For eight months of this year, export of goods increased by 21.0% compared to the corresponding period last year (for January-August 2016 decreased by 10.1%).
The import of goods in August amounted to 4.2 billion USD. As annual basis, its growth rate slowed to 10.4%.
Over the eight months of this year, imports of goods increased by 22.1% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year due to significant volumes of energy purchases and agricultural machinery products.
Net income on the financial account in August increased up to 743 million USD, comparing to July and was provided by private sector operations.
The net inflow of foreign direct investment increased – up to 194 million USD, 85% of which were sent to the real sector. In the first eight months of this year, foreign direct investment (excluding transactions on re-registration of debt into charter capital) almost doubled compared to the same period last year (1.2 billion USD compared to 0.7 billion USD, respectively ).