UKRAINE, KHARKIV, Mar 19 — In the first two months of 2024, the total trade turnover in the area of Kharkiv Customs operations amounted to $107.7 million. This is $35.2 million more than last year, reported the press service of the Kharkiv Customs.

The press service noted that export operations in January- February 2024 reached $57.1 million, while import operations totaled $50.6 million. A total of 550 foreign economic operators carried out customs clearance of goods.

Ready-made grain products, fats and oils, boilers and machinery, and electrical equipment made up the largest share of exports. Ukraine also exported ferrous metals, caoutchouc, rubber, knitted fabrics, paper, glass, wood, and furniture. Poland remains the leader among importing countries.

Plastics, polymeric materials, boilers, machinery, ferrous metal products, vehicles, and pharmaceuticals prevailed in the imports. Most goods were imported from China, Turkey, India, Poland, Germany, Italy, and the United States.

According to the Main Department of Statistics in the Kharkiv Oblast, in 2023, exports of goods in the region totaled $778 million, while imports amounted to $1.544 billion.

Compared to the previous year, exports decreased by 11.6%, and imports increased by 23.3%. Ukraine conducted foreign trade operations with partners from 151 countries.

In 2023, the Ukrainian economy lost revenue in most export articles. For example, the volume of corn exports (the most massive article of export in Ukraine) increased by 5% but brought in 16.8% less in money in 2023 than a year earlier. Last year, Ukraine exported 26.2 million tons of this grain crop.

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  • According to the Ministry of Economy, in 2023, the export of goods in Ukraine increased, but in value terms, the indicator fell by $35.8 billion. Imports, on the other hand, increased. Exports increased by 112,000 tonnes compared to 2022 and totaled almost 100 million tons of goods.