In Ukraine, the foreign trade deficit increased by 20%

В Украине дефицит внешней торговли вырос на 20%

Ukraine has increased the trade deficit

In January-July 2017 the foreign trade deficit amounted to 3,187 billion.

External balance of goods and services of Ukraine in January-July 2017 deficit at the level of 3,187 billion, 20.2% higher than the deficit for January-July 2016 at the level of 2,652 billion. It is reported by the national Bank of Ukraine.

It is noted that the deficit of foreign merchandise trade in January-July compared with the same period of the previous year increased by 31.2 per cent to 4,259 billion, the foreign trade surplus in services has increased 1.8 times – up to 1,072 billion.

According to the NBU, in July the foreign trade deficit amounted to $ 900 million, the trade deficit in goods – 1,082 billion, the surplus on trade in services – 182 million dollars.

We will remind, in January the foreign trade deficit of Ukraine increased to 2,324 billion dollars vs of 315.5 million dollar surplus for the same period last year.