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Deficit of Ukraine's foreign trade in goods decreases by 26.2% for seven months of 2021

KYIV. Sept 14 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The deficit of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods in January-July 2021 decreased by 26.2% compared to January-July 2020, to $1.725 billion from $2.339 billion, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine has reported.

According to its data, the export of goods from Ukraine for the specified period increased by 33.4% compared to the same period last year, to $35.515 billion, imports – by 28.6%, to $37.240 billion.

The State Statistics Service clarified that in July compared to June 2021, the seasonally adjusted export volume increased by 3.1%, to $5.889 billion, imports – by 4.1%, to $5.967 billion.

The seasonally adjusted foreign trade balance in July 2021 was negative and amounted to $78 million, which is worse than the previous month ($22 million).

The ratio of coverage of imports by exports for the seven months of this year amounted to 0.95% (for the same period in 2020 some 0.92).

The service specified that foreign trade operations were carried out with partners from 228 countries of the world.