The retail trade turnover in Ukraine (including annexed Crimea) rose by 5.3% y/y to UAH 284.8bn (USD 25bn), the State Statistics Service has announced. The largest volumes of retail trade turnover were registered in Kyiv-UAH 38.2bn and Donetsk region –UAH 28.4bn. The lowest rates of retail sales were seen Chernovtsy-UAH 3.9bn. The volume of retail trade excluding Crimea amounted to UAH 271bn, up by 5.6% y/y. The volume of retail trade of companies operating in food and drinks segment (excluding Crimea) increased by 2.3% y/y to UAH 132.5bn in Jan-Apr.
In 2013, the retail trade turnover in Ukraine grew by 9.5% y/y to UAH 884.2bn (USD 110.5bn), the State Statistics Service has announced. As data from the State Statistics shows, the state budget receives almost the same amount of funds from the retail trade as from mining industry in terms of VAT and taxes
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