The positive balance of foreign trade in Ukraine in January-May 2015 increased by 2.5 times compared to the same period of 2014 (excluding Crimea and ATO zone), according to the State Statistics Service
“In January-May 2015 exports of goods amounted to $15.4 bln., import was $14.5bln. In comparison with January-May 2014 exports declined by 35.9% ($8.7 bln.), while import - by 38.8% ($9.2 bln.). The surplus was $909.2 mln. (January-May 2014 it was positive al well, $364.7 mln),” stated in the report by Statistics Service.
Trading operations were conducted with 205 countries. Main exports of Ukraine are metals, metal products, and herbal products.
Ukraine exported goods to the EU exported goods amounting to $5.1 bln., representing 33.5% of total exports. Compared to the same period last year the figure dropped to 35.9%.
As for imports, 32.9% of imports are mineral products, 14.5% - mechanical and electrical machinery, 14.1% - chemical products. EU goods import to Ukraine amounted to $ 6.2 bln., representing 42.2% of total imports. Moreover, this index decreased by 25.6% compared to the same period last year.
The largest trading partners of Ukraine are the Russian Federation, Turkey, China and Egypt. Thus, Ukrainian goods export to Russia amounted to 1.8 bln, and imported from Russia goods worth $ 2.3 bln., The deficit amounted to $518 mln.