: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Foreign direct investment in Ukraine 5.4% up to $44.8 bln in H1

The amount of foreign direct investment in Ukraine`s economy (nonresidents` equity capital) as of July 1, 2016, was $44.791 billion, which was 5.4%, or $2.282 billion, up on the beginning of the year, when it stood at $42.509 billion, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.

January through June 2016, almost $2.86 billion in new investment was injected in nonresidents` equity capital amid the outflow of $330.1 million. Re-assessment worth $247.5 million, including $218.5 million in a negative forex rate difference, had a negative impact on the investment.

Investment in the first half of 2016 arrived from 125 countries.

Ukraine`s major investors accounting for 83.5% of total investment were Cyprus, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Austria, the United Kingdom, the British Virgin Islands, France, Switzerland, and Italy.

Ukraine`s industry accounted for the largest share of the investment in the amount of $13.241 billion, or 29.6% of the total sum. Another $13.150 billion, or 29.4% of total investment, was injected in the financial and insurance sectors.

Ukrainian enterprises` debts as credits and loans provided by direct investors as of July 1, 2016, totaled $7.875 billion. The total amount of direct investment, including equity capital and debt instruments, was $52.666 billion.

Direct investment (equity capital) made by Ukraine in other countries` economies as of July 1, 2016, was $6.233 billion. Ukraine invested in 47 countries with Cyprus accounting for the lion`s share (93.4%).

Foreign entities` debts owed to Ukrainian investors as of July 1, 2016, amounted to $214.5 million, the total amount of direct investments based on equity and debt instruments was $6.448 billion.

The State Statistics Service reminds that the data does not include information from temporarily occupied territory in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as from the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in eastern Ukraine.

It says that reports on direct investments in and from Ukraine are preliminary and are used by the National Bank for estimating the balance of payments and international investment positions.


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