The share of EU countries in foreign trade of Ukraine in the past has not changed, and the volume of trade increased by 12%.
Last year the volume of trade of Ukraine with the EU countries amounted to 44,446 billion, which is 12% higher than a year earlier (39,569 billion dollars). This is evidenced by data of customs statistics of the State fiscal service.
Thus, exports of goods from Ukraine to EU countries grew by 15% to 20,153 billion, imports – by 10% to 24,294 billion. The negative balance for 2018 decreased and is 4,140 billion (in 2017 – 4,601 billion dollars).
The share of EU in the external trade of Ukraine to 2018 amounted to 42.6% (in 2017 – also of 42.6%).
According to GFS, the volume of foreign trade of Ukraine in 2018 amounted 104,188 billion, which is 12% more than in 2017. The negative balance of foreign trade in 2018 to 9.5 billion dollars.
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