Deficit of foreign trade balance of Ukraine continues to grow
the Deficit of foreign trade balance of Ukraine during the first half of 2018 reached 3.8 billion dollars, up 23.7% over the same period last year.
in Particular, the surplus of external trade in services increased by 1.6 times to 471 million $, while the goods trade deficit increased by 26.8% to 4.3 billion $.
According to Gostamsluzhby, the foreign trade deficit of Ukraine for 2017 of $ 2.6 billion $ Ukraine vs 541,6 million $ in 2016.
While the Central Bank estimates the trade deficit in goods and services in 2017 6.8 billion deficit, which is 25,2% more than in 2016.
the increase in the trade deficit of the country will continue to put pressure on the hryvnia, which last week depreciated from 26.4 to 26.9 UAH/$.