In January-August 2018, Ukraine exported machinery products worth $ 3.6 billion, which is $ 451.8 million more than last year.
This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT) on its Facebook page.
“For 8 months of 2018, we exported engineering products worth $ 3.6 billion, which is $ 451.8 million more than last year. But we don’t stop there and work together with the business to diversify export markets, create conditions for introducing innovations in the sector’s enterprises, attract investments for the development of existing and opening new industrial facilities, and also “grow” Ukrainian engineering sector brands ” - said in a statement.
It is to these issues that the Third National Consultations on the development of an export strategy for the engineering sector, which began on 6 November, are devoted.
Ukraine for the eight months of 2018 exported goods and services for $ 31 billion. The volume of exports of goods in January-August 2018 increased by 12.4% compared with January-August 2017. The largest share in Ukrainian exports belongs to agricultural products and food industry (36.8%), products of the metallurgical complex (26.4%), engineering products (11.7%), mineral products (9.2%). Geographically, the increase in exports of goods in January-August 2018 took place in the countries of: America - by 30.4%; Europe - by 18.6%; Asia - by 10.0%; CIS - by 4.4%; Africa - by 2.9%. The EU remains Ukraine’s largest trading partner. The proportion of EU countries in the export of goods from Ukraine in January-August 2018 was 42.1%.