During January-August 2018, the surplus of good import over export was over 7 billion dollars, the website of the National Bank of Ukraine reports, UNN reports.
“The balance of external trade with goods and services of Ukraine for January-August 2018 is reduced with the deficit at USD 6.814 bln, which is by 36.3% more than the deficit for the same period of 2017, amounting to USD 5 bln”, the message says.
Meanwhile, the deficit of external trade for the specified period increased by 32.2% - up to USD 7.284 bln, the profit of external trade with the services decreased by 7.7% - up to USD 470 mln.
It should be noted that the National Bank assess the deficit of external trade with goods and services of Ukraine in 2017 at USD 6.848 bln, which is by 25.2% higher than for 2016.
In addition, in July, the balance of payments deficit and the reduction of international reserves were observed.