15 Jul 2022 18:10

Ukraine's foreign trade deficit for goods fell 9.3% in Jan-May - State Statistics Service

MOSCOW. July 15 (Interfax) - The negative balance in Ukraine's foreign trade in goods decreased 9.3% year-on-year in January-May 2022, falling to $878.4 million from $968.1 million, the Ukrainian media reported, citing the Ukrainian State Statistics Service on Friday.

According to the State Statistics Service, exports of goods from Ukraine fell 20.4% year-on-year to $19.594 billion in January-May, and imports fell 19.9% to $20.473 billion.

The seasonally adjusted volume of exports rose 4.3% to $2.867 billion in May of this year compared to April, and imports rose 39% to $3.887 billion, the statistics service said.

The seasonally adjusted foreign trade balance was negative in May at $1.03 billion, and it was also negative in April at $58.5 million.

The export-import coverage ratio in January-May 2022 totaled 0.96, the same as in January-May 2021.

Ukraine traded with 220 countries, the statistics service said.

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