In January-July 2018 the negative balance amounted to $4.1 billion, which is 1.5 times more than in the same period last year ($2.8 billion).
This is evidenced by the State statistics service.
Total exports for the period amounted to $26.9 billion, which is 12.7% more than in the seven months of last year.
Import in this period increased by 15.9% to reach $30.9 billion
The coverage ratio of export to import was 0.87, while in January-July last year, he made 0.89.
Foreign trade operations were held with partners from 212 countries of the world.
Note that the negative balance of foreign trade balance of Ukraine in the first half of 2018, totaled $653,1 million, which is 13.4% less than in the first half of 2017 nd (- $48,7 million).
Recall that the foreign trade deficit of Ukraine in 2017 amounted to $2.6 billion, while in 2016, the foreign trade balance was reduced with a surplus of $540 million