Ukraine Print
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alt GENERAL INFORMATION
Time zone alt UTC+2
Total area alt 603,500 km² (2006)
Capital alt Kyiv (Kiev) (2009)
Currency alt hryvnia (UAH) (2009)
Government type alt republic (2009)
Languages alt Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%, other 9% (includes small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities)
Religions alt Ukrainian Orthodox - Kyiv Patriarchate 50.4%, Ukrainian Orthodox - Moscow Patriarchate 26.1%, Ukrainian Greek Catholic 8%, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox 7.2%, Roman Catholic 2.2%, Protestant 2.2%, Jewish 0.6%, other 3.2% (2006 est.)
Total population alt 45.43 million (2009 forecast)
Urban population as % of total population alt 68% (2006)
Population median age alt 39.0 years (2006)
Population growth rate alt -0.80% (2006)
Life expectancy alt 68 years (2007)
Adult literacy alt 100% (2000/2007)
% of population living on less than $2 a day alt <2% (2008)
Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index) alt

28.1 (2003)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating alt

Political Rights: 3
Civil Liberties: 2 (2009)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population alt

147.38% (2007)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population alt 21.64% (2007)
Cost of living - Mercer index

(ranking by city on a basis of 143; the 1st is the most expensive and the 143rd is the least expensive; New York is the base city)

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New York - Index: 100 (Base)

Kiev: 81st - Index: 71.9 (2009)

CO2 emissions alt

6.9802 (2004)

(metric tons of CO2 per capita)

alt ECONOMIC INFORMATION
Central bank alt National Bank of Ukraine (2009)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold alt $31.92 billion (1 November 2008)
GDP alt 140,484 millions of US dollars (2007)
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) alt 320,762 millions of International dollars (2007)
Real GDP growth alt
2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
5.85% 5.21% 9.57% 12.08% 2.70% 7.30% 7.60% 2.10%

2009: -8.00% (forecast)

 

GDP per capita - current prices alt $3,066.41 (2007)
GDP per capita - PPP alt $6,968.18 International Dollars (2007)
GDP (PPP) - share of world total alt 0.50% (2008)
GDP - composition by sector alt
  • agriculture: 9.3%
  • industry: 31.7%
  • services: 58.9% (2008 est.)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP) alt 1.03% (2005)
Inflation alt

2006: 9.009%

2007: 12.843%

Unemployment rate alt 3% officially registered; large number of unregistered or underemployed workers (2008 est.)
Household saving rates alt -
Public debt (% of GDP) alt -
Sovereign bond ratings alt

Standard & Poor's: CCC+/Negative/C

Moody's rating: B1

Moody's outlook: RUR-

(Foreign Currency, March 2009)

Market value of publicly traded shares alt US$111.8 billion (31 December 2007)
Largest companies in Ukraine alt -
FT top 50 banks in the world by market value 2009 alt  
alt DATA ON TRADE AND COMPETITIVENESS
Current account balance alt US$ -14.243 billion (2008)
Share of the world export alt -
Shares in world total merchandising export alt 0.35% (2007)
Shares in world total commercial services export alt 0.41% (2007)
Total exports alt US$64.89 billion (2008 est.)
Export commodities alt ferrous and nonferrous metals, fuel and petroleum products, chemicals, machinery and transport equipment, food products
Total imports alt US$82.52 billion (2008 est.)
Import commodities alt energy, machinery and equipment, chemicals
Exports - major partners alt Russia 23.3%, Turkey 7.9%, Italy 5.8% (2007)
Imports - major partners alt Russia 23.9%, Germany 11.8%, China 8.5%, Poland 8.1%, Turkmenistan 5.4% (2007)
Inward FDI flows by host economy alt US$9,891 million (2007)
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser alt US$48.59 million (2007)
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2007

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

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(for a monthly update on M&A click here )

Best countries for doing business

(ranking by country on a basis of 181, the first is the best)

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Overall ranking: 145(2009)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 128(2009)

Employing workers: 100(2009)

Registering property: 140(2009)

Getting credit: 28(2009)

Protecting investors: 142(2009)

Trading across border: 131(2009)

Global competitiveness ranking alt 72 (2008/2009)
Economic freedom index

(ranking by country; the first is the best)

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48.80(2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

alt GLOBAL FINANCE RANKINGS AND AWARDS

WORLD'S BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE BANKS

2009:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS PrivatBank (National, 2009)
2008:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Privatbank (National, 2008)

WORLD'S BEST TRADE FINANCE PROVIDERS

2009:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS PrivatBank (National, 2009)
2008:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Privat Bank (National, 2008)

WORLD'S BEST INTERNET BANKS

2009:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS / Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks Citi (2009)
2008:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS / Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Banks Citi (2008)

WORLD'S BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS

2009:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS UkrSibbank (National, 2009)
2008:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS UkrSibbank (National, 2008)

WORLD'S BEST SUB CUSTODIANS

2009:
  • COUNTRY WINNERS Raiffeisen Bank Aval (2009)
alt ARTICLES AND COUNTRIES REPORTS FROM GLOBAL FINANCE ARCHIVE