Deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods estimated at almost $700 mln in H1
Goods exports from Ukraine in January-June 2016 fell year-over-year by 10.7%, to $16.623 billion, while goods imports dropped by 5.3%, to $17.306 billion.
The ratio of coverage of imports by exports was 0.96 (it was 1.02 in January-June 2015).
Ukraine traded with partners from 214 countries and regions.
Goods exports to the European Union countries climbed by 6.7%, to $6.517 billion year-over-year. Goods shipments to the EU accounted for 39.2% of overall exports.
Goods imports from the EU rose by 2.8%, to $7.672 billion and accounted for 44.3% of overall imports.
Goods exports to the Russia decreased by 34.6%, to $1.518 billion, while goods imports from Russia declined by 42.4%, to $2.137 billion.
The statistics service said its report did not include information from temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, Sevastopol and Donbas.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the deficit of Ukraine`s foreign trade in goods in January-May 2016 was $694 million, whereas it was a $128.1 million surplus in trade in goods in the first five months of 2015.