The accumulative debt of Ukrainian households for centralized heating and hot water supplies grew by 10.8% in February 2018 compared to the previous month. In absolute terms, the debt stood at $547 million, UNIAN reports.
The debt for apartment buildings and adjacent areas’ maintenance in February 2018 increased by 22.6% against the previous month, to $144.4 million, whereas the debt for household waste removal remained unchanged at $15.2 million, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
At the same time, the arrears for centralized water supplies and sewage services increased by 5.8%, to $68.4 million. Ukrainians paid UAH 3 billion ($114 million) for electricity in February 2018 (111.5% of the amounts accrued over the period under review due to repayment of debts for the previous period). The remaining debt of households for electricity totaled UAH 3.8 billion ($144.4 million).
The debt for gas supplies were up 26.2% in February against January, to UAH 16.4 billion ($623.3 million). Households paid a total of UAH 10.3 billion for housing and utility services in February, which accounted for 75.3% of the amounts charged for the period under review.