Mission of Ukraine to the European Union

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Investment cooperation between Ukraine and the EU

The volumes of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the economy of Ukraine on 31st of December 2016 totaled $47 777.2 million. During 2016, the FDI inflows in Ukraine averaged $4 405.8 million.

 

The total FDI inflows in Ukraine from EU countries in 2016 averaged $35 014.3 million (equivalent to 73.3% of the total amount). In 2015, 76.2% ($33 042.3 million) of the world stock of inward FDI represented FDI investment from EU economies. During 2016, the EU countries invested $1 972 million in Ukraine’s economy.

 

The main EU countries investing in Ukraine in 2016 were: Cyprus – $427.7 million, equivalent to 21.7% of the total investment amount; Great Britain – $403.9 million (20.5% of the total amount), Netherlands – $255 million (12.9% of the total amount); Austria – $249.9 million (12.7%); Italy – $209.9 million (10.6%); Hungary – 187.6 million (9.5%); Germany – 75.2 million (3.8%).

 

Ukraine's industry accounted for the largest share of the investment in the amount of $17.5 billion or 31.7% of the total sum, in particular processing ($14.3 billion). Another $14.9 billion, or 26.9% of total investment, were injected in the financial and insurance sectors. $6.7 billion (12.1%) were invested in wholesale and retail industry and in enterprises that repair motorcycles and motor vehicles. Organizations engaged in real estate transactions accumulated $4.2 billion or 7.6% of FDI.

At the same time, the amount of Ukrainian direct investments (equity capital) in other countries’ economies on the 31st of December 2016 totaled $6233.4 million, including the EU countries – $6014.4 million (96.5%) and other countries of the world - $219 million (3.5%).

Cyprus accounted for the lion’s share of the direct investment made by Ukraine and averaged $5 824.5 million (equivalent to 96.8% of the total amount). Investments in Latvia totaled $70.5 million (1.2%) and in Poland - $50.6 million (0.8%).