The results of the week in numbers: the decline in industrial production and rising cost of subsidies


decreased by 0.6 points

consumer sentiment in Ukraine in April compared to March to 54.9 (on a scale from 0 to 200), such the results of its monthly survey said the company GfK Ukraine. While Ukrainians estimate of the current situation declined by 3.1 p. to 50.2. The index of appropriateness of major purchases fell 7.1. p. to 57,4.

2 billion 382,2 million UAH

amounted in January-April the total amount of the subsidies meant to compensate families for housing and utility, which is 15.3% more than it was a year ago. According to state statistics, grants assigned 1 million 813,4 thousand families, which is 114.2% of the total number of households who applied for them (including those households that have applied for subsidies in 2016, but got their in 2017), and 6.5% more than in January-April of 2016. The average amount of subsidy per family in April decreased by 8.4% in annual terms and amounted to UAH 756.


of all households in Ukraine received in March, grant payment zhilkomuslug, reported state statistics Committee.

9 million Ukrainian pensioners

from 1 October this year will receive increased pensions, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman. In addition, for of 5.62 million people, promised “a significant increase in the size of pensions”.

12,9 million UAH

allocated by the Cabinet of Ministers the Central election Commission for local elections in 2017. By a corresponding amount, the government reduced the costs of the program “Holding of elections of people’s deputies of Ukraine”.

increased by 12%

in annual terms, the import of buses in Ukraine in January-March – up to 212 units, and their customs value was $10.1 million, said the Association “Ukrautoprom”. Most of the buses were imported from Germany, 98 pieces for $1.3 million, from Belarus imported 57 buses by $6.6 million, from Turkey 22 bus for $811 thousand the share of new equipment up 39% compared to 10% a year ago.

increased by 5.8%

retail trade turnover in Ukraine in January-April compared with the same period in 2016 (in constant prices) – 226,7 billion UAH. reported state statistics Committee.

increased to 38.4%

in the first quarter, the share of cashless (card) payment in Ukraine (in the beginning of the year was 35.5 per cent), according to NBU.

11 thousand UAH

such salary the Cabinet of Ministers established the Kyiv mayor and the heads of the regional councils, and the mayors of other cities with a population of over 1 million people – 8.7 thousand UAH. The salary of mayors of other cities set at the level of 7-8,5 thousand UAH. as for mayors of municipalities or the consolidated territorial communities with a population of over 15 thousand and 5.3 thousand UAH. up to 15 thousand to 5.1 thousand UAH. The Cabinet also increased the salaries for other employees of local governments.

687 municipal and state

publications there are in Ukraine. Now begun their first phase of privatization, with the participation of 244 publications. Of these, 49 have been reformed, and another 127 are in a state of liquidation, 33 are awaiting re-registration and 36 generally did not prepare document for reform. This was reported in the state Committee.

50 million UAH

allocated from the state budget for the psychological rehabilitation of ATO participants. According to Vice Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko, services for psychological rehabilitation will be able to receive about 9 thousand people, while there are 290 thousand participants of the ATO.


declined 6.1%

industrial production in Ukraine in April, in annual terms, in March, the decline was 2.7%, reported state statistics Committee. With correction for the effect of calendar days in the industrial production in the April-2017 April-2016 decreased by 4.6%.

fell by 28.6%

in April, steel production in annual terms. As a result, Ukraine has fallen to 14th place in the ranking of the 67 world’s major producers compiled by the world Association of steel producers (Worldsteel) (in the best of times, it was part of the first “ten”).

decreased by 22%

coal mining in Ukraine in April, in annual terms, production in March fell by 4.7%. For 4 months of the current year it produced 8.6 million t of coal, which is 14% less than the corresponding period in 2016.

increased by 31%

production of crude sunflower oil in January-April yoy, and 1.9 million tonnes, According to the Association “Ukroliyaprom”, in 2016 Ukraine exported the record volume of sunflower oil and 4.8 million tonnes, 23% more than in 2015. In monetary terms, exports amounted to $4.8 billion versus $4.2 billion a year earlier.

180 days

now is the maximum period of settlement of transactions of exports/imports of goods (before that it was 120 days). The national Bank has softened and a number of other restrictions on the foreign exchange market. So from June 12 to foreign investors will be able to return invested in Ukraine means having the opportunity to buy and transfer foreign currency for these purposes.

The world

58.2% of

the Swiss voted in a referendum for step-by-step failure of the country’s nuclear power plants and the gradual transition to renewable energy. Now nuclear power plants provide about 30% of the country’s electricity. To ease the transition to alternative energy sources, additional funding from the budget. The existing five nuclear power plants will work as long as Supervisory authorities deem them safe to operate.

to reduce by 29%

offers the administration of the President of the United States in their proposals to the budget for the 2018 fiscal year expenditures on diplomacy, foreign programmes and aid. If the proposal is supported by Congress, it will affect the provision of assistance to such countries as Pakistan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Ukraine, Colombia, Philippines, and Vietnam. In particular, the granting of gratuitous grants for military assistance will be replaced by loans.

20.3 billion euros

allocated in 2016 the German Federal government land and communal authorities for the costs associated with refugees, and the arrangements that should eliminate or at least reduce the causes of people fleeing their countries, reported the Ministry of Finance of Germany.

$4.6 billion

such maximum amount of the fine threatens the automobile manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as part of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. justice Department. The company is accused of using software to underreporting of emissions in the order of 104 thousand cars with diesel engines.

for the first time since 1989

Moody’s has downgraded the sovereign credit rating of China from Aa3 to A1, stating that the catalyst for the downgrade is a combination of factors, including the expectation of a slowing economy to 5% by 2020 (in the first quarter of 2017, GDP growth amounted to 6.9%) and the increase in the debt burden. However, the rating Outlook was changed from “negative” to “stable”. The Agency believe that government control over a large part of the economy, financial system and cross-border capital flows makes it possible to maintain stability in the near future.

grew by 9.1%

global smartphone shipments in the first quarter in annual terms – up to 380 million units, according to research company Gartner. Market share leaders in the global smartphone market — Samsung and Apple — has decreased by 2.6 I1,1 p. p. respectively, while Chinese manufacturers Huawei, Oppo and Vivo have increased their share by 0.7; 3.5 and 2.8 p. p.