Ukraine

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Coat of arms: features the same colors found on the Ukrainian flag; a blue shield with a gold trident.  It appears on the Presidential standard of Ukraine. Blue coloured tridents are considered to be irregular representation by the Ukrainian Heraldry Society.

Flag: is a banner of two equally sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow.

 
  • Anthem: «Shche ne vmerla Ukraina» is the national anthem of Ukraine.
  • Official languages: Ukrainian.
  • Geographical location: it is a country in Eastern Europe. 
  • Administrative divisions: it is divided into several levels of territorial entities. On the first level there are 25 regions: 24 oblasts and one «citiy with special status».
  • Capital: Kiev.
  • Governance: politics of Ukraine takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by both the Legislative power is vested in the parliament.
  • Population: 42.62 million.
  • Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia.
  • GDP: $90.62 billion.
  • Time zone: GMT +2.
  • Telephone code: +380.
  • Barcode: 482.

 

Trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Ukraine

In 2017, trade turnover between Belarus and Ukraine increased by 19.7% to $4.5865 billion as compared to 2016, Belarusian exports increased by 18.3% to $3.3674 billion, Ukrainian exports — by 23.7% to $1.2191 billion. Trade surplus was $2.1483 billion.

Dynamics of trade between Belarus and Ukraine in 2013 — 2017 years (in million U.S. dollars)

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Turnover

6249.3

5778.2

3470.8

3830

4586.5

Exports

4195.8

4089.5

2520.8

2848

3367.4

Imports

2053.5

1688.7

950

982

1219.1

Surplus

2142.3

2400.8

1570.9

1866

2148.3

 
Belarus's most valuable products, imported by Ukraine in 2016 — 2017 (in thousand U.S. dollars)

 

2016

2017

in 2017 as compared to 2016, %

Processed petroleum oils

1747260.1

1817280.1

104.0

Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons

64453.5

203871.0

316.3

Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen

60542.8

140858.7

232.7

Mineral fertilizers

112773.5

104769.9

92.9

Tractors and semi-tractors

92093.9

73359.6

79.7

 
Ukraine's most valuable products, imported by Belarus in 2016 — 2017 (in thousand U.S. dollars)

 

2016

2017

in 2017 as compared to 2016, %

Oil-cake and other solid residues

111290.0

107315.0

96.4

Soya beans

29692.9

52424.4

176.

Flat-rolled products of non-alloy steel, hot-rolled

45902.9

46549.6

101.4

Fresh or chilled beef

36255.7

31570.3

87.1

Pebbles, gravel, crushed stone

16533.4

30847.4

186.6

Belarus has exported the same products to Ukraine for a long period of time. The products of 18 — 20 commodity headings have accounted for 80% of Belarusian total exports to this country.

Belarus's most valuable products, imported by Ukraine in 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)

HS code

Products

2016

2017

Increased, decreased (-)

in 2017 as compared to 2016, %

Share in exports in 2016, %

Share in exports in 2017, %

0

Total    

2845.7

3367.4

521.7

118.3

100.0

100.0

2710

Processed petroleum oils

1747.3

1817.3

70.0

104.0

61.4

54.0

2711

Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons

64.5

203.9

139.4

316.3

2.3

6.1

2713

Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen

60.5

140.9

80.3

232.7

2.1

4.2

3105

Mineral fertilizers

112.8

104.8

-8.0

92.9

4.0

3.1

8701

Tractors and semi-tractors

92.1

73.4

-18.7

79.7

3.2

2.2

8704

Trucks

42.2

64.6

22.4

153.1

1.5

1.9

4011

Tyres

57.8

49.4

-8.4

85.5

2.0

1.5

3102

Nitrogenous fertilizers

23.9

47.5

23.5

198.5

0.8

1.4

7005

Float glass

33.1

42.5

9.3

128.2

1.2

1.3

3808

Insecticides, herbicides

20.9

26.0

5.1

124.4

0.7

0.8

4410

Particle board of wood

19.9

30.4

10.6

153.1

0.7

0.9

7214

Hot-rolled rods of non-alloy steel

2.4

25.9

23.5

10 times

0.1

0.8

8708

Spare parts to cars and tractors

23.3

25.2

1.9

108.0

0.8

0.7

8702

Vehicles (carry 10 or more persons)

4.6

21.6

17.0

466.9

0.2

0.6

8418

Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating equipment

19.7

20.5

0.8

103.9

0.7

0.6

3104

Potassic fertilizers

34.1

18.7

-15.4

54.9

1.2

0.6

1701

Sugar

22.8

17.9

-4.9

78.7

0.8

0.5

8705

Special purpose vehicles

11.1

17.6

6.5

158.9

0.4

0.5

 

Total for main commodity headings

2393.0

2748.0

355.0

114.8

84.1

81.6

In 2017, Belarus mainly exported processed petroleum oils, which accounted for $1.8173 billion or 54% in Belarusian total exports to Ukraine. Exports of these products increased by 4% as compared to the previous year.

In January — November 2017, Belarusian exports of services increased by 17.9% to $143.28 million as compared to the same period of 2016. Ukrainian exports of services increased by 27.4% to $99.99 million. Trade surplus was $43.3 million.

 

This article has been prepared on the basis of information provided by the National Centre for Marketing and Price Study of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Ukraine, and taken from public sources. The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. In this regard, it may be useful for the companies, which have been working in Ukraine for a long time, as well as for those, which are going to enter this market. Any questions, feedbacks and comments concerning this article are welcome. All of them will be fully considered and taken into account, if possible. If you have any information that may be interesting and useful for the visitors of this page, please write to us.

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