Foreign direct investment in Ukraine grows by 0.7% Q1

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ukraine`s economy (non-resident shareholders` equity) as of April 1, 2016 amounted to $42.820 billion, which was higher by 0.7%, or $297 million, as compared to $42.523 billion recorded at the beginning of the year, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
The first quarter saw an inflow of $1.036 billion in investment, while the outflow amounted to $86.3 million in the period under review, along with a negative impact from the revaluation of investment at $652.5 million, including exchange rate differences estimated at $634 million.
It is reported that FDIs in Ukraine`s economy in the first quarter of 2016 (Q1) arrived from 125 countries. Major investor countries accounting for almost 83% of total FDIs were Cyprus, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Austria, the United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands, France, Switzerland, and Italy.
The biggest share of investment in the amount of $13.226 billion, or 30.9% of the total volume, was injected in the country`s industrial sector.
Ukrainian enterprises` loan debts to direct investors as of April 1 amounted to $7.888 billion, with the total amount of direct investment including equity and debt instrument making up $50.709 billion.
Direct investment (equity capital) made by Ukraine in other countries as of April 1 amounted to $6.232 billion. Direct investments from Ukraine were made in 47 countries, with Cyprus accounting for the lion`s share of investments (93.5%).
Liabilities of foreign companies to Ukrainian direct investors under debt instruments as of April 1 amounted to $217.4 million, with the total amount of direct investment including equity and debt instruments standing at $6.450 billion.
The data is presented excluding the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as part of the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in eastern Ukraine.
It is noted that this is the preliminary data on direct investment in and from Ukraine and is used by the National Bank of Ukraine in the process of preparing the balance of payments and defining the international investment position.

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