Thanks to the booming domestic demand, economic growth should exceed 3% this year but will likely decelerate somewhat in 2019 due to recent monetary policy tightening. In the face of a less supportive global environment, Ukraine has agreed on a new IMF loan, which should ensure macroeconomic stability at least in the short term. However, the social impact of the related recent hike in gas tariffs may prove politically costly for the authorities ahead of the March 2019 presidential elections.

map Ukraine
Main Economic Indicators201620172018201920202021
Population, 1000 persons426734248542270...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)600061006400...
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average9.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR183237276...
Consumer prices, % p.a.13.914.410.98.95.2.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-2.3-1.4-1.9...
Public debt in % of GDP80.971.862.0...
Current account in % of GDP-1.4-2.2-3.6-3.1-4.4.
FDI inflow, EUR mn310825062107...
Gross external debt in % of GDP127.797.390.0...

Basic data are continuously updated.

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UKRAINE: Lifeline from the IMF ahead of the elections

Vasily Astrov
in: Strong Growth Amid Increased Negative Risks
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2018, November 2018 , pp. 142-146
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Monthly Report No. 10/2018

Philipp Heimberger, Leon Podkaminer and Sandor Richter
wiiw Monthly Report No. 10, October 2018
46 pages including 1 Tables and 11 Figures