Capital investments in Ukraine's economy down 14% y/y in H1.

By bne IntelliNews August 26, 2013

In H1, capital investments in Ukraine's economy reduced by 14.6% y/y and made up UAH 103.33bn (USD 12.9bn), the State Statistics Service has announced.  The large capital investment volume was seen in Kyiv - UAH 25.51bn (down by 16.9% y/y), in Donetsk region UAH 9.75bn (down by 31.2% y/y) and Crimea-UAH 8.93bn (down by 14.3% y/y).

Own funds of enterprises and organizations were used to the amount of UAH 64.92bn (62.8% of total volume), bank credits and other loans - UAH 19.05bn, state budget funds - UAH 2.05bn, local budget funds - UAH 2.31bn.

The volume of capital investments in the industry grew by 6.5% against H1/2012 and made up UAH 46.64bn.  Capital investments in agriculture grew by 0.6% in annual terms and reached UAH 6.72 bn.  Capital investments in scientific research and developments grew by 70.1% and reached UAH 209.6mn.

Foreign direct investment in Ukraine amounted to USD 2.6bn in H1. The largest amounts of investments as of July 1, 2013 were in industrial enterprises (USD 17.5bn), financial institutions (USD 14.9bn), enterprises engaging in trading and repair of automobiles, household goods, and items of personal consumption (USD 6.7bn), and organizations engaging in operations with real estate (USD 4.2bn).

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