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The negative balance of foreign trade was reduced in 3,3 times

Today, on October, 14th, the State committee of statistics informs that the negative balance of foreign trade of Ukraine the goods in January - August, 2009 has made $3758,1 million that in 3,3 times it is less, than for the similar period 2008 ($12583,3 million),
According to Goskomstat, export of goods for eight months of current year has made $23 mlrd 750,3 million (50,6 % by January - to August - 2008), import - $27 mlrd 508,4 million (46,2 %).

According to Goskomstat message, formation of negative balance of foreign trade by the goods was affected by separate groups: power materials, oil and products of its distillation ( a minus $7922,2 million), pharmaceutical production ( a minus $1113,2 million), polymeric materials, plastic ( a minus $1073,4 million).

the Factor of a covering import export in January - August, 2009 has made 0,86, whereas in January - August, 2008 - 0,79.

the Foreign trade operations of Ukraine carried out with partners from 206 countries of the world. The greatest volumes of export deliveries were carried out to the Russian Federation - 20,3 % of total exports of the goods from Ukraine, Turkey - 5,4 %, China and Kazakhstan - on 4,4 %, Belarus - 3,2 %, Italy and India - on 3 %.

volumes of export of goods in the countries of America (have made 19,2 % from last year`s volumes), Australia and Ocenia (26 %), Europe - 44,3 %, the CIS - 49,8 %, Africa - 58,8 %, Asia - 66,2 % Have decreased.

In January - August of current year to China - in 2,5 times in comparison with the similar period of 2008 (at the expense of increase in deliveries of ferrous metals, and also ores, slags and ashes) and India - export of goods has increased by 29,3 % (at the expense of increase in deliveries of fats and oil of an animal and a phytogenesis and ferrous metals).

export of goods to Italy has decreased and has made 35,2 % of volumes of eight months 2008, Turkey - 35,9 %, the Russian Federation - 42,7 %, Belarus - 51,9 %, Kazakhstan - 94,9 %.

Interfax - Ukraine