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Level of Capital Investment in Ukraine Drops by 9.5 Percent

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In January-March 2021, capital investment in Ukraine dropped by 9.5% compared to the same period last year, the State Statistics Service informs.

In particular, in the first quarter of this year, UAH 78.179 billion in capital investments was disbursed (excluding the temporarily occupied Crimea, city of Sevastopol, and the territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions).

The main source of financing of capital investments is the own funds of enterprises and organisations, at the expense of which 78.2% of the total volume of all investments was disbursed.

A significant share of capital investment was made in machinery, equipment, and means of transportation – 47%, buildings and facilities – 43.1% of all investments.

The growth of capital investment in the first quarter of this year was recorded in forestry – 2.7-fold, health care and social assistance – 2.4-fold, postal and courier activities – 2.2-fold, advertising – 67.8%.

At the same time, in the sphere of arts, sports, entertainment and recreation, capital investments dropped by 79.6%, telecommunications – 34.6%, education –31.8%, computer programming and other information services – 33.7%, wholesale and retail trade –21.9%, construction –19.2%, and real estate transactions – 13%.

Natalia Tolub

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