Last quarter Ukraine traded mainly on domestic market
Only industries unrelated to exports showed sales growth, stated Advisor to the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Valery Litvitsky.
“Trade performance for January-December 2013 compared to January-December 2012 is 9.5%. This is a decent result. Agriculture is a hands-down leader of economic activity, the industry managed a 13.7% growth over the period compared to 11.7% in January-November 2013,” says Valery Litvitsky.
“In the fourth quarter, stagnating performance was due to manufacturing and transport sectors. They largely depend on external factors,” stressed the expert.