Analysis of economic programs of major presidential candidates

 The analysis of the election programs of the main presidential candidates indicates the emphasis on social promises, which is a traditional tool for Ukraine. The majority of the programs analyzed contain mutually exclusive points, which are associated with promises to increase social support and payouts simultaneously with a reduction in tax burden. Economic blocks of Read more about Analysis of economic programs of major presidential candidates[…]

Economic risks of the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine

In the time of Ukraine’s independence, the martial law has never been introduced, therefore it is difficult to estimate its economic consequences. Not surprisingly, the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine has caused mass discussions both among the public and in expert circles. As of today, it can be noted that some of the Read more about Economic risks of the introduction of the martial law in Ukraine[…]

Ukraine’s fuel market in turmoil: trends and key players

Starting from mid-August, the price of fuel in Ukraine has increased by more than UAH 3. As a result, the average price of gasoline A95 in early October exceeded UAH 33. Such an increase in prices troubled consumers and led to protests. Protestants accused the gas station of conspiracy and the state of too high Read more about Ukraine’s fuel market in turmoil: trends and key players[…]

Ukraine-Russia trade ties: Trends and forecasts

Russian aggression in the East of Ukraine has been going on for four years already, but despite this, Russia still remains the main trading partner of Ukraine. During the period 2013-2016, the trade turnover between Ukraine and the Russian Federation decreased by 4.4 times. However, in 2017 there was a revival of trade relations: the Read more about Ukraine-Russia trade ties: Trends and forecasts[…]

Round timber export ban: historical background and positions of stakeholders

In early September, the Parliament lifted a moratorium on the export of logs, which has been in operation since 2015. The moratorium has caused the deterioration of relations with the EU and, at some point, has become a reason for not receiving Ukraine a tranche of macro-financial assistance. Officially, the moratorium is aimed at combating Read more about Round timber export ban: historical background and positions of stakeholders[…]

Latvia – Ukraine trade

Latvia ranks the 33rd place among all the countries of the world, which exports Ukraine, and the 47th among the countries that import goods and services to Ukraine. The structure of Ukrainian exports to Latvia is dominated by mineral fuels, machinery products and ready-maid grain products, while  in the structure of Latvian imports to Ukraine – goods purchased in ports and pharmaceuticals. Read more about Latvia – Ukraine trade[…]